"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance." -James 1:2-3
I have been pondering on this verse. How can you think about such words in the midst of troubles?? FAITH, PERSEVERANCE and JOY. For a Christian, ALL adversity is for spiritual development. Adversity prepares you for the next step in your life. Adversity makes you stronger against the attacks of the Devil. If you become bitter as a result of adversity you will go in circles. If you seek God's purpose for your adversity you will be amazed at the outcome. As you pursue your goals you face adversity, yet it is ALL worthwhile when you accomplish your goal. And it is worthwhile when your trials have stretched your faith to the point where you depend on God more and more, each time!!