My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
James 1:4 (NKJV)
Although times of trouble find their way into our lives, we can trust that Christ is working the situation to perfect your gifts, talents and faith in Him. Be confident that His Spirit living in you will give strength, light and His Love through your dark hours. Don’t misunderstand, this doesn’t mean that it not going to hurt, you will not be troubled or that it is easy. It simply means that we understand that God is working on our behalf.
Certainly, during the dark hours doubt will try to rationalize why you find yourself in these situations, look for someone to blame and even bring up past failures. Remember if it’s part of the plan; then it’s not a mistake, and your one day closer. With God’s plan the road is secure in His Love and there is no need to worry.
Be Strong in the Lord, Grow in Faith.