1 Pet 1:7 "...the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ" The testing of your faith comes at different stages in your life. Sometimes the test seems easy at other times they seem to difficult to overcome.
Testing by fire is for a purpose. It is meant to purify, cleanse and temper your faith not destroy it. When you overcome the test of your faith you will be stronger and your faith will show forth as more genuine than before.
The key is to not run away from the tests but to overcome them. This requires you as a soldier of the cross to be prepared with the knowledge that test will come. Prepared by adorning yourself with the full armor of God that will help you withstand these tests. Prepared to wield the sword of God, His holy word which is able to discern the hearts of men and cast down all human arguments.
The genuineness of your faith is seen when you stand firm, not allowing difficult tests to cause your faith to wane. That is when you really learn about yourself and know in full assurance of faith that your labor in God's kingdom is not in vain.
God does not want you to be a quitter but a survivor. He wants your life and your faith, to praise, honor and glorify His name. He wants you to keep fighting the good fight until His Son returns in the clouds.
How are the difficult moments in your life testing your faith? Tests are meant to bring out the best in God's children. I pray that you pass the test you are facing this day and that your light will shine brighter than it ever has before.