New International Version (NIV)
Trials and Temptations
2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.
When a test comes, how do you respond?
A lot of natural disasters have been happening around the world. Tornados, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and fires. Do we panic? Do we question God? For some people the answer is yes. I can understand why. I wouldn’t be human if I didn’t understand.
However, if we are anchored in Christ we are called to respond differently. The Word of God tells us that the trials come to strengthen us.
Where do we go for shelter, for hope, for a place to catch our breath?
I Go to The Rock!!!