We all experience trial. James would not say “when you meet trials” if it was something only some people have to go through. The other important point about trials to catch here is that they are “of various kinds.” This tells me that we all face different hardships, but that does not elevate the severity of one person’s hardship over another’s. James tells us to “count it all joy” when we meet any trial. He does not limit our ability to see the joy in just some of our trials.
As I was meditating on this verse in light of my life, my mind zoomed through the things I would call trials. I have suffered...Read More