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:
It’s important to understand that joy does not equal happiness. While happiness is a feeling of excitement and exhilaration, joy is more about contentment. In this case, a contented peace that God is in control and has your past, present, and future safely secured with Him in His kingdom. How does that apply to your situation today?
Father, thank You for being with me during the hard times. I choose to trust You with my life today, and I ask that You fill me with true joy knowing that You who began a good work in me will be faithful to complete it. Amen.
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