“My brothers and sisters, you will have many kinds of trouble. But this gives you a reason to be very happy.” James 1:2 ERV
You just got to LOVE God’s Word!
It’s actually where you can find two opposites words like – trouble and happy …working together for our supernatural good. No psychologist or therapist can permanently turn your troubles into happiness even with the use of medication. Trouble >>>>Happy – sounds like an excellent exchange program…
Let us slowly re-read the verse all over again to confirm this is a vote of confidence coming from God? “My brothers and sisters, you WILL have MANY kinds of TROUBLE. (Period. Full Stop.) But this GIVES you a REASON to be VERY HAPPY”…
The Bible forewarned us that we will have MANY kinds of trouble. Where did we ever get the false idea that life will be easy?
Why do we think it strange when we as Christians have many kinds of trouble? These are serious words – many, kinds and trouble ….
Where are our Job’s friends? Hmmm….it’s biblical. We will have many kinds of trouble…but, there’s a ‘but’ in the same sentence.
How are we to approach our MANY kinds of trouble? “BUT THIS GIVES YOU A REASON to be VERY HAPPY” !!!
Really? Let’s rethink this new way of handling many kinds of trouble… we are told to be happy about our many kinds of trouble.
Okay then. Why? This just doesn’t add up naturally…because it’s supernatural stuff we’re talking about.
- “You know that when your faith is tested, you learn to be patient in suffering.”
- “If you let that patience work in you, the end result will be good.
- You will be mature and complete.
- You will be all that God wants you to be.”
James 1:3- 4 ERV
- Many kinds of trouble = Reason to be VERY happy.
- Troubles = Testing of Faith
- Faith tested = Patient in suffering
- Patience = Result will be good
- Maturity = Completion of the test
Summary: Testing (sudden death, disappointments, sicknesses, joblessness, heart breaks, disasters, vexation of spirits, turmoils, and such like) – RESULT – You will be ALL that GOD wants you to be.
NEXT TIME troubles come to US in MANY ways …PAUSE before responding in a negative way and reflect on The Grand Master’s Plan:
You just got to L🌹VE God’s Word!!