Measuring the Strength of Your Faith
James 1:12 KJV
Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.
True joy is an attitude that is characteristic in the life of a genuine believer, even in the darkest of trials. True faith will persevere because trials can never destroy true faith, or change God’s eternal design. Therefore, real joy and faith are there in the midst of any trial.
During the hardest trial of your life, allow God to do what He wants to do. Let this trial humble you teaching you the value of God’s richest blessings. Trials come to make you into the image of Christ and enables you to help others that are undergoing similar trials in their lives as well.
When you're going through a trial, wanting to understand, wanting to know how to be joyous, wanting to be willing to endure the trial, you're not going to find the answers you need in human reasoning. You need to seek after and ask for God’s wisdom (James 1:5). When you're going through a trial, don't lean on your own understanding but trust fully in the Lord (Proverbs 3:5-7).
Trials drive you to your knees and make you realize how bankrupt you are in your own human reasoning. The supernatural wisdom that only God can give helps you to understand that in the trials of life answers from the world are neither genuine nor beneficial. One of the greatest promises God gives in His Word is that you can go to Him and ask for His wisdom.
Whatever the trial is, have a trusting heart that God allowed it for His purpose, and that He will give you the wisdom you need to endure it. When you go through a trial and do not turn away from God and His will for you, you prove your faith to a lost and dying world.
Lord, may each trial confirm the measure of my faith in You.