I consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at me from all sides. I know that under pressure, my faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So I don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. I let it do its work so I become mature and well-developed, not deficient in
When I don’t know what I am doing, I pray to my Father. He loves to help me. I’ll get his help, and he won’t rebuke me when I ask from Him. I ask boldly, believing, without a second thought.
Therefore, my soul is not downcast, my heart is not sad, my hope is in God, I will praise Him again. He is the health of my countenance. (James 1/Psalms 43)