Devotional: Consider It Joyful
Christian Devotion about the trials of life
"...Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you
are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or
fall into various temptations. Be assured and understand
that the trial and proving of your faith bring out endurance
and steadfastness and patience. But let endurance and
steadfastness and patience have full play and do a thorough
work, so that you may be [people] perfectly and fully developed
[with no defects], lacking in nothing..." - James 1: 2-4 (AMP)
We cannot escape the trials and temptations we go through
in our lives. The trials we go through, though hard to
endure, develops endurance and patience within us. We
need to let these be developed in our lives, so that we may
be fully developed - lacking in nothing.
By knowing this, we can consider it joyful because of what
is developed in us as a result. It is not joyful going through
trials, trials are never joyful, but if we look beyond the
trial and understand the purpose of it, what it accomplishes
in us, we can consider it joyful.
Consider it joyful, though for now it is not
For the trying of your faith brings maturity in God.
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