Friday, January 25, 2013
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4
Trials proves faith. In my suffering I am able to experience spiritual fruit to a new level. Had I not known depression, could I experience a overflowing joy as I do? Had I not felt despair in which there appeared no hope, could I have the peace from the hope I now cling to?
So then, because I knew the depths of horrors of this world, I can know the immeasurable greatness of God.