Ps 10:17 “Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart;”
One of the magnificent works of God is His testing to streamline us to His purpose. If God wants to test one of His sons/daughters, He plans so many things before even He start this process on us. This is not a momentary decision by God taken on us immediately. This is a crucial point to know, because if we know this, then we will know that He will not allow more than what we can bear. With that assurance, we can lean on Him and look at Him rather than complaining about the situation. Three things He does to us in this testing process:
- He is preparing us for the test
Ps 10:17 says “Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble; You will prepare their heart;” In this Psalm, it describes how the unbelievers and evil person rejoice with their abundance and those who seek the Lord and poor are oppressed. Many times, when we are financially challenged, we tend to ask God why we are lacking and they who look at their idols and deceitful persons are not lacking anything. Here in this scripture, God says that He heard our desire and the next line is a very consoling verse, He prepares our hearts. Before even a testing phase come into our life, God prepares us to withstand the storm. He prepare our hearts adjust to the situation and respond to it when it hits us. One can not withstand others storm, because for each one, for his/her path He prepares them for their testing. If we believe this, than we know that God is in control and He steers us through this storm to the other side.