“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles 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. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” James 1: 2-4
Everybody has one or more troubles that tend to be alarming and demanding. I can tell you that there is no one who is freed from this. Problems come and go.
As Christian, sometime, trouble comes your way for specific reason(s). Often you don’t fully realise this until when you have solved this problem and that is if you were able to. You must not forget that issues arise, mostly to make you strong and not bring you down.
God is not interested in your downfall or your tears. He rejoices in your well being and this is why when you have issues that are strongly disturbing you, God sees everything and thus He brings in quicker solutions to you.
The more trouble you were able to faced and conquered, the stronger your faith in God becomes. Do not lose hope, thinking that trouble comes to get you down.
Do not even buy into the idea that because you are God’s child that you won’t have problems, that is the lie of the devil from the pit of hell. The devil has nothing good to offer other than to destroy and he will do whatever it takes to get you down. And this is why you must not allow him.
In your distress, I want you to praise and worship God knowing that He will surely get you out of your troubles. When you are in despair, why not go to God in prayer. Share your heart with Him; let Him know about your pains. Of course, God is fully aware of what you are going through but He will not force Himself on you. Instead, He wants you to come to Him, to let Him know what you want, and how you want Him to solve your problems.
I repeat; always consider your troubles, your worries, or your stresses as greater opportunity to testing your profound faith in God. If you are able to hold on to God throughout your ordeal and not waver, then indeed, you have long-lasting Faith in God.
Remember, nothing happened to you by accident but all come to you just to test your faith and to teach you more about life, as well as how to go on living the true life of a Christian.
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