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The Choice to Rejoice

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One of the most common questions people ask when going through a tough time is “why?” The “why am I going through this” question actually has an answer.

The apostle James give us that answer in James 1:2-4 (TLB) “Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don’t try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you’ll be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.”

Problems are a part of life. Being a follower of Jesus doesn’t insulate you from them. It gives purpose to your problems. It changes your perspective of your difficulties. Instead of trying to “squirm out” of them, we’re told to rejoice in them, knowing that trials provide an opportunity to use our faith. Problems put our faith to the test, proving that our faith is genuine and real—that it really works.

Are you going through a hard time? Make the choice to rejoice. Change your perspective about your problems. See them as an opportunity to prove that your faith is real, and it really works!

Pastor Dale