Devotional 01/17/2017

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

Have you ever been in a predicament and you’re like God why me, why this time in particular?  You even feel like God isn’t listening to you nor has he considered your prayers or how you may feel. Well, as we see in the verse above, count it all joy! Patience is a virtue that many of us lack in significant areas of our life. Simply put, we want things in our timing. We forget God’s timing is perfect and that He’s all knowing in when exactly we need something.

Don’t get weary during trials and let your faith begin to diminish. Trials are a testing of your faith, whereby your faith is expected to grow stronger. During this time not only is your faith being reinforced but you’re learning patience. Patience you’ve never had and clearly patience you’re in need of. The Bible tells us to let it have its perfect work, meaning a flawless work that we may be refined and in lack of nothing.

This can only be done through the working of Christ. This can’ be done in your own will. You can’t build your own patience because if you could, you wouldn’t be worrying God for what you thing you need and want right now. Trust what He’s doing in and through you. Let that perfect patience be manifest in your life.

Love you all!

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