Have you ever felt irritated by the idea of being joyful in the midst of trials? How can certain Scripture passages such as James 1:2-4 advocate that we actually be happy in our most difficult circumstances? Scripture doesn’t advocate that we suppress our pain or not acknowledge our hardship. In fact, James 1:2-4 doesn’t tell us that bad circumstances in and of themselves are joyful; rather, the verse instead tells us that to view our trials with joy because of what they produce in us. Find out more about what our trials produce and how we can be encouraged in our hardest times by listening in to the podcast episode.
This is the first episode in a brand new series on trials and the reason we can rejoice in the midst of hard circumstances. Check back in the following weeks for more on getting through our trials. Editor’s note: accompanying article will be uploaded shortly.
Ever feel unappreciated, worthless, or overwhelmed as a mom? Check out our “Motherhood: The Joys, Challenges, and Trials” series. Part 1: “Why Your Work as a Stay-at-Home Mom Matters,” Part 2: “Your High and Holy Calling as a Mom,” Part 3: “What It Means to Train Our Children,” and Part 4: “The Knowledge That Will Make You a Better Mom.”