Thanks for the nice comments and responses which I received from some Karen's Korner readers on yesterday's post!
A Pop Quiz
Written by Max Lucado
"Each day has a pop quiz. And some seasons are final exams. Brutal, sudden pitfalls of stress, sickness, or sadness. What is the purpose of the test? James 1:3 - 4 says, 'For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything.'
"God hasn't forgotten you. Just the opposite. He has chosen to train you. The Hebrew verb for 'test' comes from a word that means 'to take a keen look at, to choose'. Dismiss the notion that God does not see your struggle. On the contrary, God is fully engaged. He is the Teacher, we are the students. Trust His training. You'll get through this. He can make something good out of any mess!"