James 1:2–4 (ESV)
Testing of Your Faith
it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness
have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
This is one of my least favorite verses in the Bible. I am one that
prefers to not go through “trials of various kinds.” I want smooth sailing, not choppy waters. Yet… where to you learn the most in sailing? In storms or smooth waters? The storms
weather you into a better sailor. The trials of life weather and season us into better Christians. They test your faith, which produces steadfastness. So, do not fear the trials of life, but look at them as an opportunity to grow in faith
I pray: O Lord, help me to keep my eyes fixed on you in good times and bad. Amen.