Consider it Joy


Consider it Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers,

when you meet trials of various kinds,

for you know that the testing of your faith

produces steadfastness.

And let steadfastness have its full effect,

that you may be perfect and complete,

lacking in nothing.

If any of you lacks wisdom,

let him ask God,

who gives generously without reproach,

and it will be given him.

But let him ask in faith,

with no doubting,

for the one who doubts is like

a wave of the sea that is

driven and tossed by the wind.”

James 1:2-6 (ESV)

As humans, our natural response in difficult times is to complain, be filled with sadness, or become angry. As Christians, I have found that our natural response is to also become doubtful. In this passage, James explains that our response should not be any of these things – our response should be pure JOY.


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About Jonathan Caswell

Poet, author, servant of God the Heavenly father and the Lord Jesus Christ...working out his salvation with fear and trembling. - Not trusting in his own deeds, but depending totally upon the finished sacrificial work of Jesus Christ to be, by God's reckoning, a new creature, clothed in Christ's righteousness...which mortal humankind can never attain by their own weak efforts, apart from faith in Christ's work on our behalf. - College-educated, yet wise enough to see that what a man does will not be his ultimate identity nor affect how God sees him or her. - Called by God to do a very difficult thing...apart from God's grace, mercy and love the sinner (which we all--by nature--are) but hate the sin, which is only paid through Christ, God's Son, - My own God-given gift is that of being a Poet..showing that in all parts of life...God has a loving part in hard as that is to always understand or perceive...given life's realities! Come join me on my journey of discovery?.

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