There was a man named Job in the Bible who went through many distressing troubles. He lost his wealth, all of his children died, and his body was inflicted with a painful disease.
God was testing Job, but he was so discouraged that he lost hope. When the testing period was over though, God restored everything Job had lost twice over. Job ended up even more blessed than before.
Are you going through a difficult season in life? God could be testing you. Remain faithful to Christ, and remember that God works everything out for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28).
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.