When things are becoming a test in my life; for instance the pain and fatigue I have been experiencing in this latest flare, I remember Job and his faith. He was tested to extremes that others would have turned their backs on God for, but Job knew that his faith would carry him and ease the mental and physical pain. I know tests in my life will continue, as they did for Job. But I endeavor to be more like him in my faith and spirituality. Praise God for giving me the chance to live in these tests! Job 6:1-4, 8-15, 21 Then Job answered: 'O that my vexation were weighed, and all my calamity laid in the balances! For then it would be heavier than the sand of the sea; therefore my words have been rash. For the arrows of the Almighty are in me; my spirit drinks their poison; the terrors of God are arrayed against me.' 'O that I might have my request, and that God would grant my desire; that it would please God to crush me, that he would let loose his hand and cut me off! This would be my consolation; I would even exult in pain unsparing; for I have not denied the words of the Holy One. 'What is my strength, that I should wait? And what is my end, that I should be patient? Is my strength the strength of stones, or is my flesh bronze? In truth I have no help in me, and any resource is driven from me. 'He who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty. My brethren are treacherous as a torrent-bed, as freshets that pass away.'