How Can I be Over-Joyed When Trials Come?

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Thoughts just for you….

James 1: 2 says, ” Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.”

How can we accept that? We are suppose to get all excited with joy when a trial comes our way? Tough assignment at best.

I can truthfully say that I have had my share of trials in my life. I am a heart patient that has had to have quadruple by-pass surgery; had to have a pace maker implanted, and I have had to go through two cardio versions. (Shock treatment of the heart.)

It would be very easy for me to complain, cry, be bitter, etc. There were some close calls with at least two heart attacks, but I AM over- joyed that all this has happened to me.

Because of all the trials I have gone through, I have been able to witness to many others who have gone through the same things I have. I can share with them how God’s love for me, has helped me make it through the muck and mire of life. I share that I wouldn’t haven’t made it if I didn’t think He was by my side the whole way.

Trials help mold us. Sure, we have to face adversity when they come, but when you are able to persevere and move on, you have a positive memory of defeating the adversity.

I know it is hard when trials comes, but rely on God to see you through and use them to grow, and witness to others.


You are not alone.

You are not forsaken.

You are not unloved.

Above all….never, ever, give up!

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