Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.James 1:3
Faith Produces Perseverance
Trials and tragedies tend to shape our lives. When we are faced with troubles we either buckle under the pressure or we rise to the occasion. We either reject the Lord or trust in Him. We do not live in a perfect world which means that our faith will be tested. We can decide ahead of time how we will react when that time comes. So how can we consider troubles a joy?
Try looking at the purpose behind the trial. Is there something you can learn from the situation? Is God trying to teach you something? Look at your relationship with the Lord. How is it strengthened when you go through trials? Try to find the good in every situation. This is not always easy, but God always works for the good of those who love Him (Romans 8:28) so there will always be good to find.
A Prayer to Remember
Help me to see why I am going through the trials in my life. Help me to see any good that you are doing. Amen