Fortunate when you meet with every trial. James 1:2
The most impressive words that James addressed to ” The twelve tribes scattered among the nations, ” was the firmness of faith. We feel very reassured by his conviction. To ask God for what one’s lacks because he gives to everyone. God gives easily and unconditionally and the person should ask with faith, not doubting at all.
Consider yourselves fortunate when you meet with every kind of trial, the testing of your faith makes you grow. Happy the one who patiently endures trials, for afterward he will receive the crown of life which the Lord promised to those who love him. We are not in this world to have a good time. Be wise to take advantage of the time God gives us to grow and mature as persons. The person who has not suffered knows every little and lacks wisdom. Those who suffer own the best in them to solve our problems. The wisdom which makes us responsible for our life and destiny. Every good and perfect gift comes for above, from the Father of Light, in whom there is no change. In the sight of God, the Father, pure and blameless religion lies in helping the orphans and wisdom in their need and keeping oneself from the world’s corruption.
When meet with every kind of trial, know that it is the testing of our faith. God is drawing us closer to him to make us grow in steadfastness to be perfect and blameless without any defect. The Father enjoys our presence, while we who live in time do not yet know how to focus on him. To endure trials patiently, we must acquire the same firmness and constancy which are in God so that he would give us life through the word of Truth to be a kind of offering to him among his creatures.
Do not pray for an easy life, pray for strength to endure a difficult one.