“Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver;

I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”-{Isaiah 48:10}.

God is intimately, personally involved in your life and the spiritual development of it. One tool He uses is “the furnace of affliction.” Trust and yield to Him in such times. He is not out to destroy but to develop,and display Himself to and through you. Know “the furnace of affliction” is not outside His knowledge or control, compassion or care for you. “…afflictions are chosen and appointed for the people of God, and they are chosen for and appointed unto affliction, ( Job 23:14; 1 Thessalonians 3:3 )”-{ John Gill}

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.”{1 Peter 4:12}

* He Designs The Furnace of afflictions -{1 Thess 3:3}
* He Develops IN the Furnace of afflictions -{ James 1:2-5}
* He Displays Himself TO you and THROUGH you In Furnace afflictions-{John 6:6}
* He Determines  the Length, of each Furnace of Affliction . {1 Peter 5:10}
* He Dispenses His comfort to you and equips and commissions you to comfort others in their afflictions with His comfort -{2 Cor 1:4}

“But He knows the way I take; When He has tried me, I shall come forth as gold.”- ( Job 23:10)

“I have refined you… I have tested you …in the furnace of affliction.{suffering}”-

“…I have Tested you in the furnace of affliction.”