James 1:2, "Count it all joy, my brothers,when you meet trials of various kinds..." When we encounter "trials" do we think that GOD gives them to us to make us appreciate the good times, or are these the "good" times? Trials in our lives is a strengthening of our Faith. They consist of worldly conflicts that deceive us into thinking they are the beginning and end; when they are really Spiritual Pilgrimages! In these Pilgrimages we are given Spiritual Maturity, clear vision of Truth, no confusion and this in itself produces pure JOY. Satan wants us to abuse the Truth and distort our circumstances so the Truth will lose its value and effectiveness. Truth is Truth, do not "condense it" nor "add to it". Complete JOY is the Spiritual enduring, it is not temporal worldly happiness. Yes, TESTS ARE GOOD!
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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