25 Jan Joy When Troubles Come

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. 3 For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. 4 So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. James 1:2-4 NLT

Joy. Not temporarily tolerance of this worlds troubles. Not a half-hearted happiness that is determined by how good of a day we have. Not everything going our way or the way we planned. No, a joy that is found in the presence of Jesus himself because where we find Jesus is right beside us in the midst of “troubles of any kind.”

May you find great joy in the good news that Jesus Christ has come, is building his Kingdom in you and is coming again to finish his redemptive restoration project. May the joy of the Lord be your strength today.

God’s Not Done,
Scott

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