6. Embracing Trouble
Verse Of The Day: May 6
James 1:2-3 NLT
“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind 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.”
Embracing trouble seems like the very opposite thing you should do in this life, right? Well, not according to the bible. The bible says we should consider trouble an opportunity for great joy.
If you want to tone your muscles, you need to work them. They won't get stronger unless they are subject to resistance - this is muscle trouble. Boats cannot move without the resistance of water. Eagles cannot fly without the resistance of wind. Human nature needs a resistance to become Christ-like. We call this trouble.
Nothing will test the health of your soul more than the trouble in your life. How we handle trouble says much more about us than the trouble itself.
The only way your faith has a chance to grow and make you more like Jesus is when it comes up against the daily troubles of life.
What am I frustrated about that I should start to be thankful for, because it could make me a better person?
Jesus, help me to see that the troubles I experience are actually showing how much I need to grow. Help me to embrace my troubles and become more like You. Amen.