Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-
Trying times come. There are seasons that bring difficulty, pain, and challenge (the Bible calls these ‘trials’). When they stop coming, it may be a sign that I am perfected… or dead. lol. God, the Holy Spirit is active in my life bringing about sanctification so that I will be more complete and perfected like Jesus. The fact that trials keep coming in my life is evidence that I am not yet perfect.
What trials has God allowed into my life right now? What can I learn and how can I grow through them?
God, I will embrace trials with joy, knowing that I need perfecting. I will confess my shortcomings and sin, and allow You to transform and change me into the reflection of Jesus Christ.