Whenever trouble comes your way

( [email protected] ) Jul 06, 2003 02:44 PM EDT

Ja1:2-4- Whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything. (NLT)

You can use troubles in your life to bring glory to God. How? With an attitude of joy. Joy is not an emotion. It is a decision to look beyond painful circumstances and see that God is present in every situation. How have your troubles affected your character?