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“Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be give him.”

James 1: 2-5

 

On church Sunday morning we discussed James 1:1-18 and how nowadays christians are becoming soft. When trials or difficulty comes in our life we don’t know what to do.  I admit I don’t handle things the best, and I usually go into “default mode” to handle them. I turn to crying, calling my best friend, or some retail therapy (having a cute new top would make everything better right?).  Well this is not what we are suppose to do.

God wants us to call on him. He wants the first thing to do when times are tough is to run to him.  He knows we lack wisdom, and he wants us to pray to him for it.  He also knows we need to experience hard things so that we can build in our character and our faith.  So I am going to try to make it a habit instead of turning to other things when life gets rough, but instead bring my problems to God. 

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