Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial

Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

James 1:12 NASB

There is a crown that awaits those who have faithfully persevered under trial.  Spiritual growth and maturity cannot exist or take place without trials and challenges.  It is through every trial and challenge we face that our faith is stretched and we are refined in our relationship with Jesus.  He never promised that this journey would be comfortable.  He told us that in this world we would have trials and tribulations.  But He also promised that His grace is sufficient and His strength made perfect in our weakness.  We were never meant to overcome anything on our own or in our own strength.  We were always called to fully rely upon the Lord and His strength.  Let us fix our eyes upon Him and rely upon Him at all times.  He will lead us to victory and freedom.

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