Originally published 8/13/13 via I Give God all the Glory facebook page. Published here 1/28/14.
8/13/13 Sharing His Word with Trial Tuesday
Keeping faith, unwavering faith, sight unseen faith during hard times of trial is a difficultly we all face, especially when it seems we can’t catch a break, or when you find yourself in hopeless circumstances. Often times, the magnitude of those situations seems inconsolable leaving us depressed and defeated until the trauma of that event passes or subsides.
James 1:2-4 (NASB)
2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
I am not saying it is going to be easy and I am not going pretend it will not still hurt but we must learn to listen to the commands of God. If He says we should “consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance” (James 1:2), that is what we must strive to do.
I strongly encourage you to meditate upon this passage during hard times, ask God to apply His Words to your life, that you may be able to walk in all His ways and learn to rejoice while you struggle, knowing all the while you are producing marathon-like endurance!
Have a wonderful day and may God bless you always. Amen!
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