Joy. Sounds good, but hard to put into practice, right? As human beings, the last thing we think of when troubles come is to be joyful, and yet this is what James is calling us to. He even says “when”—not “if”—knowing troubles come to everyone. His challenge compels us to consider whether or not suffering is worth it, rather than wondering why it happens. With this perspective, we can focus on opportunities to grow and persevere as we learn to rely on God’s plans for our perfection.
Perseverance is the ability to choose the good even in the midst of hardships, which results in a faith that is fully developed—complete and needing nothing else (James 1:3-4). The Lord in his infinite wisdom understood that if we had a straight and narrow path in life, we would never need to cry out to him for guidance and direction. #ExerciseYourFaith #faithandfitness #christian #wcw #wce