If I only put my stock in the good days in my life, then I miss the joy that my trials can produce. It’s inevitable that I am going to suffer in this life. We all will suffer something. Are my sufferings greater than others? Yes. Are my sufferings less than others? Yes. Whether they be considered great or small, my sufferings are mine, and I have chosen to embrace this opportunity to become something greater.
My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. James 1:2-3
Father, I take joy in my trials because in them I see the opportunity to gain patience and become more than who I am through Christ Jesus. Amen.
Truth in love,