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Patience Within Trial

Good day y’all, let’s jump right on in! Today, we’re going to look into the following three scriptures:

James 1:19-21 (NLT)

19 Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. 20 Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires. 21 So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls.


James 1:12-15 (NLT)

12 God blesses those who patiently endure testing and temptation. Afterward they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. 13And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death.


Hebrews 6:19 (AMP)

19 This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells],


These scriptures give us some really important principles and facts for the life of a believer:

We are told to do three things in James 1:19: be quick to listen, be slow to speak, and be slow to our anger. Acting in such a way, as commanded by James in this scripture, gives us an idea for how we are supposed to react in all situations. It also highlights the fact that we may react to certain situations in ways that aren’t desirable, such as anger, as James has mentioned, and this is why James would need to direct us away from these behaviors in the first place.

Anger is a reactionary feeling that James 1:20 states God doesn’t desire for us, and this is due to its capability of destruction. There are many reactionary scenarios that we face as believers, and James 1:12-15 highlights some to be the situations of testing and temptations. Going back to James 1:19, the Bible guides us to react in our quick listening and our slow speaking. We should make an effort to intentionally listen, so that our speaking, or general response, is based on what was heard. If we react immediately without doing what was advised of us, this reaction could be negative, which isn’t desired of us, so we must do whatever we can to suppress our anger.

This is a very hard task, especially with the circumstances that life brings us, but we have God to help us in this process, as Hebrews 6:19 suggests. All the things we experience are just a part of our journeys in life, and although things do get hard, we have hope in Our Heavenly Father. He is our steady anchor and foundation that we can surely rely on, for He has the capacity to support us in our times of need! When going through tempting times of any sort, we should let this reassure and reaffirm us! We have the ability to call onto Him for endurance, so let us do just that! God is the best source for our best life, so let’s remember that He is our souls’ anchor, in all things! Be encouraged, and remember God!

I hope this touched you in whatever you are going through. God Bless you!

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