James is telling us that we will have trials in this life.
He also tells us to consider it pure joy when we have troubles.
The trials we face have a purpose; to bring us to maturity of faith.
It may be hard to understand that the trials testing our faith are gifts.
We may not want the gift when we receive it but in time we will appreciate it.
As trials bring us to our knees in prayer our hearts will be lifted up.
It is joy that will keep us on the path to maturity and perfection.
Do you consider your trials as a proving ground of your faith?
In the midst of trials do you spend more or less time in prayer?
Do you praise God during difficult times?
Blessings this day of grace,