James 1:3

James 1:3

“Knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.”
James 1:3

James tells us that God has a goal in mind when it comes to all the difficulties we face on this earth. And we face many of them, don’t we?

Trials are meaningless, suffering is senseless, and testing just doesn’t make any sense, unless there is some good purpose for them. Well, God says there is a reason for them and it is a good reason, they are producing in us patience.

Trials are going to come often and after many trials, the attitude of our hearts will have learned that God is truly in control.

We go back to everyone’s favorite verse, or at least one of the top five verses, Romans 8:28, where Paul writes, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”

So when those tough trials come, our attitude ought to be that God has allowed this for a reason. And we can know that He is working something good in our lives.

Walking in His grace,

Rich Kikuchi