Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Trials, Perseverance and Faith

Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. (James 1:1-3)

From the words, we learn that actually trials bring about goodness to our life. We have to consider it as pure joy! Why? Because testing of our faith develops perseverance. So in other words, if we face trials, hardship and difficulties in our life, it is God’s design to develop endurance, perseverance in our faith.

So here trials are to test our faith, testing develops perseverance. It is like the trials are the raw material in the factory of perseverance. Like a balloon, when we face trial, our faith suddenly is developing, bigger…bigger…and bigger. It is like blowing air into a balloon…

Then, it says that perseverance must finish….It not us actually, but the perseverance that have to finish its works! And it is like the vehicle that we ride…A car that we drive to reach the destination. We drive it, perseverance finish it. Sometimes it seems that the journey is so long…so hard…so tiring…But, why do we stop? Or why do we stop the perseverance from finishing its work? Just let it go….let it finish the works. So that we may be mature and complete. Unless we let the perseverance in our faith to finish its works, we will no reach the maturity and completeness God wants.

It is the destination.



Blogger Mikestar said...

G'day from a fellow victorian!

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