“Pure joy” and “trials of many kinds” don’t seem to belong in the same sentence, do they?
It’s so counterintuitive, so unnatural to be joyful in times of hardship and trouble. Our nature is to grumble and complain, to get angry and frustrated, drag our feet, or hold a grudge.
But James exhorts us to consider it pure joy when we face trials.
Why? Because it produces perseverance. It matures us. It brings us closer to completion. It grows us in ways we never would otherwise.
How are you going to face today’s trials in your life? It’s your choice!
Verse of the Day ~ KCBI 90.9