My brethren, count it all JOY when you fall into various trials,
knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.
|Taken in Ireland|
Joy! - that word is catching my attention this year.
And according to this verse - there is an up side to trials. Our dear Savior is able to use the difficult things and persecutions of this life to help bring about a true faith - one that is perfect and complete. Is that not something to be joyful about?
The next verse reads:
But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
I like the sound of that! What can you trust Jesus with today?