Jesus' disciple, Peter, was the one who tried to cut off the servant of the high priest’s ear in the middle of what was possibly 600 Roman soldiers gathered around him. Peter said he wouldn’t deny Jesus even if it meant death. But Peter had to learn that he wasn’t as strong as he thought. He had to learn he wasn’t always right. He had to learn to submit to the Lord with humility. He had to learn his ways weren’t always God’s ways.
Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” “Truly I tell you,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same. -
God does that with us. He allows people, circumstances, and events in our lives to take place in order to sift us. He is preparing it for a purpose.Because of this experience Peter can encourage others, like when he wrote in 1 Pet 1:7 “These have come so that your faith-of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire-may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
God allows does allow us to be tested, so that we will rely more on Him. When trouble arises, may we give Jesus all the praise, honor, and glory that He deserves.