Having a hard time time coping with a trial you’ve been facing? One way you may find help is to actually embrace your trial as part of God’s way of developing you and bringing about good in your life.
No one is immune to trials. Every individual in every social and economic situation face them all of the time.
Most of the time we want to just get through any given trial and get on with things as quickly as we can. But could it be we’re missing out with this approach, and need to pay more attention to what God may be doing through our trials?
The Bible tells us that we are to consider it all joy when we encounter various trials (Jas.1:2). Hard to believe, isn’t it? But the passage goes on to tell us why – because the testing that trials bring lead to not only endurance but the completion of our characters (Jas.1:3,4).
Lying behind this idea from the Epistle of James are two basic concepts.