Thursday, 19 March 2009

We are to be joyful in the midst of our trials



"We are to be joyful in the midst of our trials

as the testing of our faith produces patience,
something which every one of us can surely use more!
Not easy, but worth the effort of trying."
- Unknown

"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 1:2-3

God, my Father, let the tests that I have to undergo be limited
and give that I can earn enough patience to resist temptations
Make me in your wonderful force very powerful and strong to bear everything.
Let me be steadfastly and let me through faith and patience share your promises.