Right off the bat let’s get one thing very straight… God tests, but will never tempt us to sin. In other words, God will never entice us to do wrong. You can see this clearly illustrated in James 1:2-4 and verses 12-14. So why does God test us? In Psalm 66:10 it compares our testing from God to the refining of silver… the removing of the dross in order to get a purified metal. When we go through adversity, hardship, and very difficult decisions, we’re being tested. Our quality of character is being refined through these stressors. And as we persevere under this pressure, will we remain loyal, obedient, and committed to God…or fall away? Our faith is tested every day by the circumstances we find ourselves in. It’s our decision in how we react to them. Do we walk by faith, with hope under pressure…or not.