Believing during the storm
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James 1:12 (NLT)

Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, having stood the test, the person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.

 

James is pronouncing blessing on those children of God who go through their trials in life. Standing against the temptation to doubt God, without complaining bitterly to all who will listen, and without indulging in self pity.  Lets face it trials in life are not fun!  But when we recognize that they are allowed from the hand of God we should understand that there is a reason for them.  God has something we are to learn in the process of going through the trouble.  He has promised to never leave us (Hebrews 13:5) and that all things will work out for our good when we love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:23).  So we know that He will give us the strength we need to come through the trial, praising Him in the midst of, and on the other side of it.