Consider it pure joy, my brothers [and sisters] whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
I don’t know really jump up and down with excitement when I am facing or being faced-down by trials of many kinds! That would not exactly be my first and most natural response!
HOWEVER! I do have deep joy—and incredible encouragement—in the truth that: BECAUSE of these many trials I will develop a faith-filled, spiritual persevance that I know will be a blessing to me…and to all who walk with me, or watch me, in the midst of these many trials!
If I allow my Lord Jesus Christ to truly lead me, and I choose to humbly trust and obey, I am absolutely certain of the pure joy and powerful spiritual muscles of perseverance that my God will build up in me.
And it is pure joy for our God to do this in each one of His children! Our Mighty God wants each of us to be mighty in Him!
In love, peace and purposeful passion, Sylane