Faith and Endurance - Spiritual Growth Encouragement Series - Arnie Cole


Bible Verse: James 1:2-4

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.”

Reflect and Respond:

What in your life is building your endurance today? How does this perspective change your level of hope?


Father of all hope, I believe that through You, my trials are tremendous opportunities for growth. Help me to stand strong and learn from You through these lessons. May my joy in You grow in all things. Amen.

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In this time of human isolation, it means we have more time for God.
This was very helpful to me. I've encountered many trials in my journey with Jesus and with Him walking beside me, I came thru them triumphant. Thank you Jesus
The Lord has chosen me to be perfect through his begotten son, so that I may transform in his shape and as he intered to glory through the trials , so I too. Thank you Lord.
Strength comes only after a test, Help us Lord to study to show ourselves approved.
Thank You Jesus for talking to me through another person. Let me not walk away from You but help me to become more and more like You. Amen.
Thank you 4 explaining that so well Lord we are very grateful for your love
This is exactly what I needed to hear today
Thank you Lord for this message.
What in your life is building your endurance today? How does this perspective change your level of hope? Maybe my emotional state or my thoughts. I a man that do not have a close friend to talk about many things but I know that this situation makes me be more dependent of my God.
Praying with You yes We are for God will never leave nor forsake us for any reason.
@romingergary - we are praying with you today!
Thank you God for this message on this particular day. Although the trial that has just now surfaced is nothing compared to the pain, suffering and death You went through; I am weak and anxious. But I prayed to you and pray to you now for help in remaining faithful to You and steadfast. Help me to be truthful and righteous no matter the consequences. I beg that although we must accept the consequences of our actions, that You will not abandon me/us and that You will have mercy on us; that You will forgive us and grant us Your grace. These precious gifts I ask of You I do not deserve. But I cry out to you oh merciful God and repent. Please help us and I ask Your Spirit be with us through this trial and throughout the remainder of our lives. God please help us. Amen! I ask whoever sees this post—-please pray for that the Almighty One and Only True God will cover us with His glorious mercy.
At 76 I can attest to this Truth!! Thank you Jesus!
God help my husband and I to see our problems in adifferent way. To know that you have plans for us not to destroy us but to make us grow in faith. Amen
Amen! Thank you for reminding me of this blessed assurance today! Lord, thank Your for reminding me today that my challenges/trials have purpose; nothing is wasted. Help me to see them as growth. Strengthen and help me to endure. In Jesus' name. Amen!
Trails make us strong
Jesus enables us to endure and overcome!
Will be prefect andpure.