James 1:2,3 – 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.
The next time you find yourself walking through a trial, remember there can be positive ways to consider your circumstances. One of the only ways to find the positive in our life, may mean that we need to keep our perspective from only pointing to the negative. This can help us walk through the trial and not find ourselves wandering through a desert when a rainstorm is just around the corner. Look at your trials as a gift and you are bound to find yourself being thankful for them.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.