How Trials Can Bring You Joy

Trials and joy.

They don’t seem to go together, do they?

Some get bitter, sour, and hard.

Others see trials and suffering in this life through new lenses. Before 1990, I couldn’t see the truth or the logic of how trials can bring joy because I saw trials with old lenses.

“My brothers and sisters,  fellow believers, when you have many kinds of troubles, trials; and testing, you should be full of joy consider it all pure joy,” (James 1:2).

No rock throwing – hear me out first.

As a Jewish Christian James was no stranger to trials and suffering; neither were the new Jewish Christians reading his letter. I believe he wrote his letter to encourage and lift them up.

Were they ready to believe how trials can bring joy?

I don’t know.

But are you willing to change your thinking? Are you ready to see your life through the lenses of God’s vision instead of your limited vision?

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