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“The Road Less Traveled By”

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     Why do I feel like I am being led down a good path, but yet, I still feel like I am being tested as I go forward?

Sincerely,
Treading Carefully

Dear Treading Carefully,

Trials are a part of life, and when you do the right thing, you are bound to have them.  The Bible says that God never tempts us to do evil (Jas 1:13).  God never purposefully puts us in a situation with a desire for us to sin.  The devil wants to devour you with sin, but God never does (1 Pet 5:8).  However, God does put us in situations in order to find out what we are made of.  God tested Abraham when He asked Abraham to sacrifice Isaac (Gen 22:1).  God put Abraham in a position where he could succeed or fail – but the key is that God wanted him to succeed (Gen 22:14-18).  Abraham was tried by God (Heb 11:17), so God could bless him.  God may put us in circumstances that are difficult, but His desire is always to benefit us.