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And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
Staying under a trial isn’t always optional. We often have no ability to alter our circumstances even if we want to.
But enduring a trial with cheerfulness is our choice (James 1:2). If we can maintain our joy in the Lord despite swirling situations around us, we will mature (James 1:4). (We’ll see this again in James 1:12.)
I want to meet my trials with steadfastness so I can be complete in you. You alone can make me whole. Help me keep this promise in the front of my mind this week.
Is there a trial you are having to remain under right now? Do you see maturation at the end of it all? Please share in the comments.
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