Original blog April 25, 2019. It was a lot easier to blog about persevering under trials last April than having to actually persevere this April. Nevertheless, the advice still holds.
James 1:2-4 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (NIV 1978)
My Musings – Trials will come. We need not be joyful about the trial itself, but we should be joyful about what it can produce in our lives.
My Advice – Persevere under trials. Do not despair. Do not give up. Look for the lesson. Ask God what He is trying to show you or teach you, and learn the lesson well.