An interesting fact; In the process of purifying gold, a lesser metal is added - lead. This acts as the object that strips away the impurities, along with the heat.
Now, look at your life: God has allowed people and situations to come in your life to act as the lead that will strip away some of your impurities. And He has even allowed the situation to heat up. But be encouraged, because when He is done, your faith will be as pure as gold!
"These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold--though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world." (1 Peter 1:7)