The devil wants us to lose our rewards, he wants us to give up, to wave the white towel and say I can not take it anymore. Job held on and got double for holding on, he did not work for the double, he did not move mountains all he did was to hold on. In life sometime the easy thing to do is to let go when the pain of life hit you. It takes more strength to hold. The way to hold on is to keep the end in mind, knowing at the end of the tunnel there is light and that light is Jesus standing there with rewards in hand. What are these rewards? one billon dollars? no, it is better than that. Your dream car? Your dream home? Your dream man or woman? Your dream vacation, no it is better than that. Take the best day of your life and the best day of Bill Gates life and the best day of Joel Olsten life and Oprah and Tom Brady and Jaz. Put it all together and its better than that. You can not received the reward without the test, no pain no gain. Why? To make sure we are worth of such a great reward. God wants to know that you love Him for Him, not because life is so great, not because of the things He let us have, God is looking for real love. Jesus ask Peter do you love me three times and Peter said yes all three times, but then Peter turned around and denied knowing Jesus. But Jesus gave Peter another chance and this time Peter showed his love to Jesus by Preaching the good news, even if meant dying . God will test you to see if you are doing things for the right reason, are you doing it for God glory or for the praise of man. 1 Cor.10:31 ‘ so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do ,do it all for the glory of God. In the Book of James 1:12 ‘Blessed is the man that endureth temptation for when he is tried,he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love Him. God test us to make us strong in Him, so we realize how weak we are, God want us to depended on Him, because that produces a closer walk with God, you have to hold a baby hands before they learn how to walk, they are depending on you, we are God`s babies . God will test you to make sure you are worthy of His Kingdom. God wants to show His faithfulness, His mercies, His Love and comfort to His people, so when are struggling and in trouble , we allow God to be God. In the Book of 2 Chronicles 32:31 God withdrew from Hezekiah in order to test Him and to see what was really in his heart , of course the Lord knows our heart, He knows our motives , and the reason why we do what we do, even before we do it, but He allow us to do it so we can see our own heart and not fool ourselves , because the heart has to be right before we enter the Kingdom. That is why in the Book of James 1:2 ‘ James said My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations, knowing this,that the trying of your faith worketh patience. In others words if you hold on there is a reward for you, so have patience and count it joy, because joy is coming. Yes Job got double for holding on, double money, double joy, double family, double health, double peace, but he also received more than that, something money can not buy, Paul tells us in 2 Timothy 4:7,8 ‘ I have fought a good fight ( it is a fight to hold on to your faith) I have finished my course ( Paul said my course because we all have a different course, God knows what you can and can not handle because the test is not to destroy, not to kill you) I have keep the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, but not just for me but to all that love Him. God said that if you suffer with me, then you shall be with me. Hold on.