By Justin Edwards
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. - James 1:2-4
As I was preparing last night for this morning's Scripture posting on facebook, I sat amazed the passage from James 1:2-4 was the very topic of Loran Livingston's message from last Sunday (which I watched yesterday) and the post from Friday titled, Do Not Be Anxious for Anything. When wondering what the Lord might want to say to someone through this "coincidence", I almost immediately realized He was likely speaking to me.
So dear brothers and sisters, I am continually reminded that we must count it all joy when we go through various trials, never being anxious for anything, but in all things, through prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, make our requests made known to God, who knows our needs even before we ask (Matthew 6:8), and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
So with that, I invite you to watch Pastor Livingston's message from last week, titled "Count It All Joy". I pray it blesses, comforts, and encourages you through any circumstance you may be going through: