Moses never would have known God could open the Red Sea, if he had not been in such a place, with the Red Sea before them and Pharaoh’s army behind. The disciples would never have known Jesus could calm the winds and sea if they had not been in a storm. Your testing’s are but opportunities to see God work, in you and at times around you. “Hold that God is faithful,” was the message of Hudson Taylor in his later years. He had suffered much over the years, yet his message to other believers was a message of Hope. “Hope” can be quiet a fragile thing, depending on who or what you choose to place your “hope,” in? God’s Hope, is confident expectation in the LORD, to fulfil His Word. Paul wrote to believers in Philippi from a prison. They were poor people, yet, he writes a word of “hope” to those who themselves had given sacrificially to him, “My God will supply all of your needs according to His glorious riches In Christ.” -{Phil 4:19}. Hope in the God of Moses, the disciples, Hudson Taylor, and Paul!  “I the LORD do not change.” -{Malachi 3:6}. Your own difficulties, can be but opportunites for Him to make Himself known to you, and through you to encourage others, that they too can know and “Hold that God is Faithful!”