What God Wants From Our Troubles

Read the Bible in a year by reading James 1 today.
We want everything to go smoothly, and we believe that God exists to make everything go the way we want. However, think about it. What does God want in our lives? Consider this passage, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience” (James 1:2, 3).
God allows various trials in our lives, because He knows that it builds patience within us. We think that we can gain patience without challenges. God knows differently. Smooth seas never made a skillful sailor.
Therefore, give James 1:2, 3 a try. Consider it all joy when many trials assault you. That joy comes easier when you realize that troubles provide opportunities to grow patience. God wants us to patience more than He wants our lives to run smoothly. Try it, friends. Watch how it changes the kind of person you are on the inside.

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