2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials,
3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance; 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; because you shall receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no man, being tempted, say, I am tempted of God; for God can not be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one.
14 But each one is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own lust;
15 Then when lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. – James 1: 2 to 4 and 12-15
The Holy Spirit of God, through the Apostle Paul advises us to observe the pain, suffering and trials in general with another look. He teaches us to look with the eyes of faith and the development of our relationship with God the Father.
For men the world these things are very hard to accept. For them this is utter madness. Our sufferings and trials are similar to gold purification process. First the metal needs to pass through the fire to burn the coarser impurities. For further refinement is necessary to go through much higher temperatures so that occurs by fusion of the metals to separate the noble metal and others. Only at the end of the valuable gold process will be completely purified.
The trials and suffering in our lives take on the same role of temperature for gold. Hence our firm hope for the future. As the noble metal. At the end of the process it is the purest and most valuable and will serve to the most worthy and laudable works. This should be our faith and perseverance.
When we are suffering because of some problem or trouble we have in our hearts the certainty that we will, in due course, consoled and rewarded because of our growing and valiant faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. Only Believe! He never abandons us.
No man is free from having problems, tribulations, pain or suffering. However, the Lord Jesus Christ comforts us and gives us his grace so that, as of now, we can feel the soft, delicious taste of our victory is the result of our perseverance and trust in the Lord.
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. So willingly rather glory in my weaknesses, so that rest upon me the power of Christ. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake. For when I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12: 9, 10
The great example of the Lord Jesus Crucified that humiliating cross tells us that for men in the world he seemed to carry on his humble appearance suffered any defeat and man's failure. However, Jesus was indeed the pain, humiliation and suffering, carrying the victory of many. It was in weakness and suffering of Jesus who won the consolation and strength to endure the pain and suffering.
When I am weak, then I am strong. – 2 Corinthians 12:10
Amen and Thank God.