James 1:2-4
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” 
Trials: I’ve had many, and I don’t like them. James says to count them as joy though, because of what they produce. Trials bring perseverance, and perseverance results in maturity and completeness. Uncomfortable processes produce healthy outcomes when they are surrendered to God. 
God wants me to be mature, and complete in Him. Because of this, He will allow me to navigate uncomfortable circumstances in order to produce the results that he desires in me. If I am surrendered to Christ, then the outcome will be a good one. The decision for me is whether or not I count it all as joy.
This week, I choose joy! I choose to let God accomplish the growth that He desires in me.
God, thank you for loving me enough to accomplish your growth in me! Help me to walk in your joy, even when facing discomfort-because I trust your love for me. 

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