Think of the toughest situation that you have ever faced. Maybe it was the end of a relationship, a loss of a loved one, or not achieving something you had been working hard for. Whatever it is, believe it or not, there was a plan behind it all! God is perfect and he has a perfect plan in the lives of each of his children. Testing is what shows the difference between true faith and nominal Christianity. Why is it that we are tested though? What does it achieve? We find the answer for that in the book of James.
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. Continue reading