Hurtful Things Christians Say: God is Testing You
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If you have ever had someone tell you that your suffering is the result of God testing you, then you have probably wondered at this expression.  Does God want to cause us pain and suffering even for the purpose of making us better, stronger, or more faithful?  Many are unaware that Jesus never says that God is testing anyone, and that the only place where Jesus talks about testing does not attribute the testing to God.  What if we understood the struggles and trials we experience to be the product of living in community, human nature and the evil it brings forth in the world, and the reality of this earth, but not the will of heaven?  Discover for yourself this Sunday that God is for you and with you, not against you and out to do you harm. Associated Scripture: Luke 8:4-15