Thursday, April 9, 2015

When Troubles Come Your Way

The Book of James (Chapter 1, verses 2, 3) reminds us of what to do when we experience trials.

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.

If there was ever a time when we need to understand how to deal with a chaotic troubled world, it is now. I don’t know about you, but I lose sleep at night thinking about my family and their future. What kind of world are we turning over to them! Wars and rumors of wars. Anti-spiritual bias. Anything goes. Fractured families. Accepting the new “normal” of lives.

I have decided to blog my way through the Book of James. I don’t know how long it will take, but I encourage readers to stick with me. The outcomes are very promising.

For today, let’s just concentrate on being joyful despite our individual circumstances. I know that is difficult for most of us. Begin with a small step. Look around and focus on one thing that gives you joy in your life. Remember God promises you even more. Like endurance ... and we could all use more endurance!

Robert Parlante
April 2015

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