Trying Times

Trying times can sometimes bring out the worst in me. But they can also bring out the best in me if I remember why I experience difficult times. I try to remind myself that trying times are an opportunity for growth. I can practice being more patient. I can practice being more generous. If I am in a down mood, a sure-fire way to get back up is to encourage someone around me. Most importantly, I need to remind myself that God doesn't allow anything in my life that he hasn't already given me the strength to endure. Even more than endure, with God's help I can overcome!

James 1:2-4 "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. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing."

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