2. Have a joyful attitude towards trials and tribulations . “Consider it a great joy, when you are not tempted by various temptations, for the trial of your faith produces endurance” (James 1:2). Whenever we open the book of James, he is concerned, first of all, with having the right attitude in our trials of life. That is, James wants us to have the right response to the many trials that come our way. Our right responses to trials are what mold us into Christlikeness. Our attitude determines our response to trials and tribulations. Put another way, our Christian life is 10 percent what happens to us and 90 percent how we respond to it. Do we have a compassionate response to those who have wronged and hurt us?
3. God tests how we labor. “Trial produces endurance.” God knows well how necessary spiritual training is in the Christian run. An athlete undertakes intense training programs to prepare for running. Similarly, God uses trials and tribulations to quickly prepare us for the Christian life.
4. God sees that our labors make us mature in faith. “Persevere in your work, that ye may be perfect, perfect, and unfailing in any thing” (James 1:4). God knows we are born selfish. God knows we need to grow in grace! God’s grace, God knows we need to be more evident in us!!! how Instead of reacting with anger or resentment when others have wronged us, we should learn to forgive them. Growing in grace is growing Christlike in the trials of life. (Romans 8:29) He is likened to His Son, Jesus Christ.
5. God allows trials to confirm whether our faith is true or not. “For this reason you are very happy, but due to various kinds of temptations, according to necessity, you are suffering for a while now. Is perishable gold refined by fire? More than that, your faith, which has been tested by these temptations, will cause you praise, glory, and honor when Jesus Christ appears” (1 Peter 1:6-7). Kansali knows that the gold is pure when he can clearly see his face in the molten gold. God knows we are pure when he sees Christ in us. This is the purpose of trials and tests. So we can have fun! God has appointed us to suffer like Christ for a short time. We always know what is coming to us. Eternity in Heaven with Christ! , glory is in heaven!Will be with Christ in eternal glory .
6. Suffering and believing in Christ go together. Hardships, faith, have been given to us as a gift from the Father. “You have been granted not only to believe in Christ, but also to labor for him” (Philippians 1:30).
7. It is always for our good to labor as a Christian. “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who have been called according to His will” (Romans 8:28). If God is doing “all things for our good,” then as Christians we must work for our “good! And if anyone is not a true Christian but a nominal follower their condition is very pitiful because their labor is in vain.
8. We strive for God to use us in ministry. Jesus and Joseph are examples for us to follow. Joseph was a slave for 7 years and toiled in prisons for another 7 years. why The words he spoke to his brothers who handed him over to 14 years of labor are very instructive for us. “You intended to do me harm, but God intended it for good, as it is today, to save many people” (Genesis 50:20). Just as the sufferings of Jesus and Joseph were for the salvation of many people, our suffering as a Christian is also for the salvation of many people.
9. We should give thanks to our mother that God has favored us with the name of his own son. “If any Christian suffers because of me, he should not be ashamed, but should glorify God by that name. (Peter 4:16).
10. There are eternal rewards in laboring for Christ.” Rejoice as much as you are in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may rejoice with great joy when the glory of Christ is revealed” (1 Peter 4:13). “I have decided that the sufferings of this time are not worth the glory that is to be revealed to us” (Romans 8:18).
We are to know, learn and follow why and how Christ suffered and why and how we should suffer. “My beloved brothers, consider it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. Let patience continue its work, that you may be complete and perfect, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4). God bless you.