Joy through trials // 19-03-19

“…when it seems as though you are facing nothing but difficulties, see it as an invaluable opportunity to experience the greatest joy that you can! For you know that when your faith is tested it stirs up power within you to endure all things. And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.” James 1:2-4‬ ‭TPT

James, here calls us to a change of perspective! Let’s not just focus on the difficult things we face; if we do we will only lose heart, be full of doubt and tempted to quit. But instead, let’s choose to see the potential here for growing faith that endures, and to experiencing the joy that truly comes when I hold on to Jesus! Lord, as I encounter the purifying fires of difficult situations would you forge a faith in me that refuses to give up! Help me to lean on You and to see the joy set before me so that my spiritual life would have the stamina and strength to keep going and to see You move in a transforming way in my life and through my life to others. Amen 🙏🏼