2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations.
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
Count it all joy, let not your heart be troubled. I know sometimes you may feel as though you’re the only one going through, but can I encourage you today by letting you know you’re not alone, in this life we all will face trials, tribulations, pain, disappointments, ect.
Remember, Jesus cares and will see you through, he’s a shelter in a time of storm.!
James 1:2 doesn’t mean we take pleasure from pain, instead this describes a unique kind of joy…the deep sense of well-being that comes from knowing that God is in control of everything in our lives. It’s an assurance that he is constantly at work, using trials sometimes to develop us.
Trials are not to destroy us, but to develop our character, trust and faith in GOD! Trials builds our faith, gives us patience and endurance power.
Trials will bring us in a closer relationship with JESUS. Trials humbles and teaches us to be more compassionate towards others.
When we have a personal relationship with Jesus, we can experience that true Joy that comes from above.
~Count It All Joy~
This passage of scripture is not saying that we should celebrate,
because we are going through, but we should trust God while we going through.
As you are reading this article you might say: “how is JOY possible when facing trouble on every side?”
Well, the answer is found in the Holy Bible and God’s word is true! If God said it, then it’s true and our faith will go beyond what we see or think.
We walk by faith and not by sight. We have to trust God, even when we can’t see it. We didn’t see Jesus die on the Cross, but by faith we believe he died and rose on the third day.
JESUS died for our sins!
(John 3:16) For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
~Count It All Joy~
Don’t allow what you’re going through to cause you to lose focus and trust in the Lord.
Keep Pushing, Pressing, Praying Your Way. This too shall pass!!
Keep looking up, don’t give up,
You can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthen you.
Don’t quit, don’t lose hope and don’t give in to the enemy.
All Glory Goes To God!!
(LaTina DeLoach, a native of Minden, is a Christian,a devoted wife and mother and Lady Deloach As the wife of Pastor Gregory DeLoach, Blue Run Baptist Church.)