This year 2019 has certainly come in like whirl wind as our family and home endured trials and challenges from about every direction possible. With everything we are facing time is just flying by…And just like that March is almost over….
One of verses I have been studying for this month has been James 1:3.
testing= challenging, requiring considerable effort
Steadfastness=form in brief, adherence, not subject to change, constant
So I can have comfort and peace in knowing that all of these trials we are being challenged and tested by are perfecting me and will help me to be firm and constant in my faith.
So in our whirl wind of tests, trials and challenges that 2019 is bringing to us we will count it all joy.
Staying strong in our faith, staying in God’s word, fervent in prayer. Blessed in our trials as we are perfected into steadfastness in our faith.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death is at work in us, but life in you.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-12