Living the Bible

Joyful Trials (James 1:1-4)

March 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2
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Joyful Trials (James 1:1-4)
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Joyful Trials (James 1:1-4)
Mar 19, 2020 Season 1 Episode 2

Trials get us down and drain our joy.

  • Trials can weaken our faith: Go on so hard and long that we wonder where/who God is.
  • Trials can provoke anger: We run out of patience with God, self, and others
  • Trials can be a catalyst for sin: A weakened mind, body, or heart can weaken our will

Trials can get us down and drain our joy. But it needn’t be this way. There is a way of using trials to increase our faith and holiness, and therefore increase our joy.

In James 1:1-4, the Apostle shows us how to view our trials in a way that will produce joy. Here are three new perspectives on trials to help us rejoice in trials.

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Show Notes

Trials get us down and drain our joy.

  • Trials can weaken our faith: Go on so hard and long that we wonder where/who God is.
  • Trials can provoke anger: We run out of patience with God, self, and others
  • Trials can be a catalyst for sin: A weakened mind, body, or heart can weaken our will

Trials can get us down and drain our joy. But it needn’t be this way. There is a way of using trials to increase our faith and holiness, and therefore increase our joy.

In James 1:1-4, the Apostle shows us how to view our trials in a way that will produce joy. Here are three new perspectives on trials to help us rejoice in trials.

For Infographic and transcript of this episode click here.