My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. (James 1:2-3)
- Some trials are highly related. We may experience multiple trials at the same time, or a string of trials one after another.
- Having a life crisis is a very challenging and a complicated time. But our God is sovereign. He is still in control. He will still care, protect, and bless us, no matter how bad we have been.
- Tribulation is used by God to shape and change us. The testing of our faith produces patience and perseverance. We will have more staying power and the ability to endure.
- We are called to be joyful when we fall into various trials. The trial of our faith causes genuine faith to be strengthened! We are refined by fire and becoming more like Christ.