Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2:-3
The definition of perseverance is the steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay. Being a Christian in today’s world is going to take perseverance. Persecution of Christians is at an all-time high, as the world doesn’t want everyone to know Jesus Christ is Lord
This opposition in your life will test your faith, but can you truly have faith if your never tested? Wasn’t Moses faith tested when he approached the Red Sea? Wasn’t Peters faith tested when he attempted to walk on water? There can’t be a testimony without test, so lets consider it joy when you are tested for God will lead you through it
Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:4
Jesus has called us to make disciples of all the nations, but in doing this you will receive a lot of opposition. This is why thru your trials and tests you will become stronger when trust in God and not in your own understanding. The Christian faith is a journey, don’t be discouraged by bumps in the road, they will only make you stronger in the long run
If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:5
It’s important that we seek Christ with all our heart, when we knock the door will be opened. Nobody has all the answers but God does. When we don’t understand we should pray without ceasing for instruction and meditate on God’s word daily.
If your facing trials today, don’t give up and get discouraged. Satan wouldn’t be attacking you unless you were a threat to him, so rejoice in God because you are an overcomer in Jesus Name Amen