James 1:3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
The purpose of the testing of ones faith builds endurance. Do we realize this? We only know (ginosko) this through experience. Im to recall past trials. As I simply trusted Jesus, what was the final outcomes? Was I weakened or strengthened? A faith that cant be tested cant be trusted! How do I know Im a christian driven thru faith? My trials and the responses thru them! Ive experienced no word from God, no healing from God, no divine touch that wasnt first challenged to some degree. Yes, I said NONE. Every word from God will be tried and one must build endurance thru faith in Christ. Im not the strength in my relationship with Christ but I have built up my spiritual muscles thru the many trials. God is faithful.