2 Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. ~ James 1:2-4 (NASB)
Heavenly Father, I am so weak. It’s not natural for me to consider it joy to encounter trials. Yet Your Word tells me that trials I endure are to test my faith, that testing will build endurance, and through endurance I will grow into a mature Christian. Lord, I don’t look forward to trials, but I welcome them for the building up of endurance, leading to a mature faith. In the name of Jesus, my Lord and Savior, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Ghost, now and forever. Amen.