How to Respond to Difficulty

How to Respond to Difficulty


How to Respond to Difficulty

James 1:1James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes scattered among the nations: Greetings. 2Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do. 12Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

The Reality of Trials vs. 2

• Trials are standard in life “whenever” not “if”

• Trials are unpredictable “face” = fell into

• Trials come in different forms “many kinds” = varied in color

Possible Results of Trials vs. 3-4

• They Produce Spiritual Toughness

• They Produce Maturity

How Do I Respond to the Trials of Life?

• Be Joyful vs. 2

• Pray vs. 5-8

• Thank God For Being at Work and for His Promises vs. 12


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