Faith: Perseverance Through Trials and Temptations

James 1:2-4, 12

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.


Faith is forged in fire.  Only through testing can it become stronger.
God is reliable and does not change, even when our situation does.
No matter what we face, we have a source of truth, a compass that points to the one who created us.  Therefore,
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.  (Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV)