Testing Faith – James 1:3
by: Pastor Annette Barker – Christian Unity Baptist Church , Bellwood, IL.
Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience – James 1:3
Patience is a your ability to wait out or endure something tedious, without getting exasperated to point you want to expire your waiting term. Having patience also means you can remain calm, even when you’ve been waiting forever or dealing with something painfully or even trying to teach or tell someone something and they just don’t get it. It involves acceptance and tolerance, and is usually easier to have when there’s something in it for you at the end.
This powerful little verse assures us to hold on because our patience not only proves our faith in God but it’s your patience, ability to wait on God that proves your faith in God.
It’s not so much what you’re going through now that proves your faith…it’s what you’ve already been through…(What God has already done)…that give you the assurance to be patient right now.
Hold out a little bit longer. Hold out to the end. Know that you have the ability to withstand because what’s to come is GREATER than what’s been!!! #TopLevelFaith
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