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Trials

God was preparing Shane even when he wrote this, for the events to come.

Shane Longoria

Count it all joy, my brothers,[b] when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

James tells us to count it all joy when we face trials. He’s basically telling us we need to look at trials in the light of what God is doing for us. To respond to difficulty with joy seems a little ridiculous at first. We try to avoid trials for the most part. James isn’t telling us to go through life and these trials with a fake smile acting like nothing is wrong. We can’t always control what happens to us but we can control how we react to them. This joy is different from happiness. Joy is being content in whatever situation…

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