Matthew 4:1 says that the Spirit led Messiah into the wilderness to be tested of the devil. Strange. The Spirit led Messiah to the devil? The devil is the voice of evil. Messiah is going to be confronted with evil: evil motives, twisting of scripture, the desire to stop His ministry, and for His destruction. It was a test; the Spirit led to it because, in the end, Messiah would come out of it approved and prepared for ministry.
In your life, you may have been hit by the enemy, by bad things, evil things, people, circumstances, words, and events in your life, but God is and will use these things for your good. In fact, He will even use it to grow you and prepare you for the ministry and the calling that He placed you here for. When you go through that trial, that test, remember it’s not an accident. So don’t get discouraged, but pass your test. It is all being used for your good. God is so awesome that the devil’s worst will be used for God’s best to prepare you for your calling and ministry.
Today, see every problem as a test, and every test as a blessing waiting to begin – and pass that test!