James 1:2-8 (HCSB)
2 Consider it a great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking nothing.
5 Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.6 But let him ask in faith without doubting. For the doubter is like the surging sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 An indecisive man is unstable in all his ways.
- You are most likely in a trial right now. How will this scripture change how you react to it in your life? Explain.
- Connect the ideas of walking with people during difficult times in their life and loving others well.
- Have you ever loved someone enough to stick with them through dark times and then found joy when they moved out of that season of life?
- Do you think there is a relationship between how difficult something is and how much joy there is when it is dealt with?