James 1: 1-4 Sometimes in life we don't know where we're going. If we live by feelings we'll go all over the place and allow circumstances to direct us.
James 1:2-3 Consider it pure joy because you know that... Pain is a process with a purpose.
Principle No. 1
- Commonality: Knowable truths. 1 Corinthians 10:13 - You can be sure that someone else has gone through or is facing a similar problem like you. Tips to help you: There is an abundance of good Christian literature available to us in the Western world, and look for heroes who have made it through a tough time such as you're going through and come out victorious.
- Bearability: God never gives us more than we can bare. He never permits us to carry more than we can cope with. If God permits trouble to come into your life, he will never give you more than you can carry. Though we might be bent we are never broken. If we feel we are breaking then we need to look at the choices we are making in our lives.