In the book of James 1:2 ” Dear brothers ans sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great JOY. “I t may not be the best for us that the trial should come to an end, it may be far more to our advantage that by its pressure we should learn patience; sweet are the uses of adversity, and our prudent Father in heaven will not deprive us of those benefits: Strength imparted to the soul is an inestimable boon; it means courage, fortitude, assurance, heroism.
By his word and Spirit the Lord can make the trembler brave, the sick whole, the weary bright. Our Father, Jesus Christ teaches us that in the midst of all types of challenges, we should keep our eyes on him because he is ” the author and finisher of our faith ” Hebrews 12: 2. Perhaps, King David, the man after God’s heart, mastered this concept by confessing in Psalm 138: 3 ” As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength. “If God gives us strength in our souls to bear the burdens of carried on doing his duties, we should resist the temptations of accepting the state of an afflicted soul. If he strengthen us , to rely on him by faith, to maintain the peace of our own minds, and to wait with patience for the issue to be revealed publicly, we must own that he have answered us, and are bound to be thankful. 1Thessalonians 5: 16 -18 ” Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. “