Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.  James 1:2-8 NIV.

It is indeed a pleasure to take joy in The Word of God when we see it fulfilled before us. And before we take any consideration or thought to what others say, we must focus on what God says for we know, that people in all their fickle-mindness will never consider what God says in their own arrogance.

When God says we can–we can-do all things through Him who loves us.

When God says He will fight our battles–He will–for the battle is not ours, but the Lord’s.

When God says he hates backbiters and gossipers–He does--and we have to remember that no weapon formed against us–not poverty, not lying or deceitful words, not sickness, not anything–shall prosper.

When we focus on what God says–we can arise above the negativity that exists and resist its pull and soar like eagles–seeking to do God’s will, not concerned with what people think.

Oh, how great is our God, when though the flesh is tempted to respond to acts of injustice that Holy Spirit speaks to our hearts and comforts us, reminding us that we are loved and nothing the enemy does will come to any good.

Consider God’s love and kindness above all else and when He stops speaking–words of comfort and mercy, know that He has worked it all out–beyond our greatest imaginations.


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