8/18/14 Daily Devotion

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

How can persevering through a trial or temptation be a blessing? How can we feel as if we have been blessed after we have gone through some of the most difficult moments of our lives? It all depends on how you look at situations. It all depends on how you perceive your circumstances. As we look at our trials as opportunities, as we think of our temptations as opportunities to grow in our faith, we come to see a whole different purpose. We come to see a whole different reason to experience their existence. If we look at them as opportunities, if we see them as growth experiences, then we can come to understand that they have a purpose, and that purpose is definitely, in the long run, positive.

Prayer Starter:

Lord, help me embrace all the aspects of my life as ways for me to grow stronger in my faith.

Dr. Jeff Krupinski

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