Consider it nothing but joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you fall into various trials. (James 1:2, AMP)
Today at church the Pastor preached on James 1:1-8. The sermon was excellent and reminded me that through all circumstances I can consider it pure joy because God will refine my faith. I can tell you my faith has been tested and tried many times. I’ve often looked for my break in difficult times, but my break doesn’t come in the form that I’m looking for. God has great plans for our lives and we need to be paying attention, so we don’t miss a thing.
“Consider it pure joy…”
Start with complete joy. Never let the fact that you are going through something keep you from being joyful. You have been given a great gift. Jesus came to live, die, and be resurrected for you. Find joy in the life you have been given and live it well!