Amos 9:9 For, lo, I will command, and I will sift the house of Israel among all nations, like as corn is sifted in a sieve, yet shall not the least grain fall upon the earth.
The desires to sift us as wheat, to destroy us piece by piece.
God will sift us as sweet corn. That He may did us of unwanted parasites that hide in the crevices. Sin is that way, it gets into places you are not aware it resides, until something is moved. God can sift you, because He is the master and knows how you were created. The enemy assumes he has that same authority, but He didn’t create you, He stole your mind and implanted the most impure thought he could. Doubt, and fear.
The Lord has secured our lives in Himself. We are His free will thoughts. So, He will do the cleansing and refining His chosen. The enemy will not have the opportunity to attempt his form of refinement. He is a waste. We must not see ourselves as a waste. Maybe the things we think and have done are a waste of time to concentrate on, but we in ourselves have not been added to the waste pile yet.
He is not done with us yet. Wait and see the perfected you that He is working on.