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Why Me? Why Now?

| Facing Hardships

Read this very carefully… “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.” (James 1:2)

Notice the words here, “…when you encounter trials of various kinds.” It’s important to notice the words of Scripture. He doesn’t say ‘if’-you wish he would say ‘if’ because if he said ‘if,’ you could hope for an escape clause.

“There’s no ‘if’ in this passage–it’s a ‘when.’” That’s not a mistake; that’s an intention. And there’s a reason He has you here in
this fallen world.

He says, “When you meet trials of various kinds.” James wants us to understand that in some way, suffering, difficulty, is the universal experience of every believer.

All of us will face difficulty of some kind. It could be those momentary difficulties, or it could be those huge life-transforming difficulties where on the other side you say, “My life will never be the same.”

All of us somehow, someway, will face the difficulties of life in this fallen world.

THE TRUTH- You need to understand that you cannot separate your Savior from your trials!


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