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Only Natural? – James 1:2-3

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James 1:2-3
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

We’ve all heard these verses at one time or another in our life. But let’s face it, they’re just not something we want to hear. This is especially so when we’re going through something hard. We’ve all been there trying to encourage someone when they’re going through a hard time and we most likely even used these verses. Yet, if we know these verses are something we don’t want to hear when going through a hard time, what makes us think that someone else will want to hear them?

Well, whether we want to hear them or not is not the issue. Sometimes we just need to hear them. Most likely those times when we don’t want to hear them is quite possibly the very times we need to hear them the most. Being reminded of what we already know can be frustrating. Yet, sometimes it can be the very thing that gets us through. Considering a hard time something of pure joy doesn’t make sense on a natural level. However, we’re not called to walk only in the natural.

Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until next time, Shalom.

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