Keepers of The Home
It is true that it is not always the easy thing to do, count it all joy when we are in the trials of temptation, but we know from the scriptures that it is beneficial to our souls to see temptations in this way. When we begin to count our trials as joy, we learn to embrace the lessons God wants to teach us through them and become mature saints who glorify God.
Oh how troubling this world can be at times! James chapter one teaches us that when our faith is tried it works in us patience. Patience is not inherited but rather a skill learned through much trial and tribulation and it takes many different forms. Learning patience with our children is different than learning patience with our spouse and so on. The trials and situations are endless but the fruit is so rewarding! I can truly say thank you Lord for all of the trials that taught me patience! It is so good to grow and learn and become more loving and gracious towards others, it nourishes my soul and gives me hope upon hope for other future trials that God wastes nothing!
The book of James also teaches us that when patience has had its perfect work in us we are “entire” and want nothing. Oh what a beautiful thing it is to be satisfied! It makes me think of another scripture I draw a lot of strength from- 1 Timothy 6:6 “But godliness with contentment is great gain.”
The enemy longs to steal our joy and rob us of our hope, it is God who wants us to learn to rise above each situation and find victory. Take hope today in knowing that no matter what you are facing God can and will work good in it all for you. Keep your eyes on Jesus and wash your mind frequently in the word and let patience have its perfect work in and through you!