‘Count it all joy when you fall into various trials or temptations, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience’. James 1:2 It goes on to state that patience produces maturity and contentment.
This is another challenging verse. Our natural reaction is to be angry, disturbed, upset when bad situations arise.
If I lose my job, I should count it all joy? This requires a high level of thinking or maturity .
I thought I’m supposed to avoid difficult situations or cause people who bring such situations into my life. The answer is not avoiding situations or feeling bad when they occur but in asking for the grace to accept such situations as opportunity for growth and development of character.