In the Bible, James 1:1-4 we are told to consider it joy when we suffer or face trials. Depending on the translation, great joy or pure joy. Why would the author suggest such a thing? No one likes suffering or looks forward to facing difficult times. The answer is provided in knowing that this a process. As we face trials we develop perseverance and endurance. These must come so that we grow and mature spiritually, “lacking nothing”. I believe as God carries us through our trials we realize, He is all we need and with God we truly lack nothing.
What are your thoughts, looking forward to your comments.