A devotional posted by Women Journey of Faith
Deep down inside, we want to flourish and be all we can be, have the ideal relationship, career, achieve success of some kind, attain a… you get the picture and fill in the blanks of what you ache for! So naturally when we don’t meet those goals for whatever reason… our focus tends to be on our inadequacies rather than our potential and actually envisioning what it is to flourish! When failure becomes the norm, many ask ‘Is it even possible to flourish?’
“…when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” (James 1:2-4)
Be thankful for our trials? I used to think that scripture was just crazy, but the longer I walk on this journey of faith, I can truly say I ‘get it’. Our roots and value systems run deeper after we go through the tests and trials when we hold onto Christ to guide us through them. He gives us the supernatural strength required so that we CAN live by faith, we CAN walk in love and we CAN affirm the call no matter what!