1.- TRIALS Are Opportunities, to MATURE Spiritually – “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. .”-{James 1:2-4}

2. TRIALS Are Opportunities To GROW WISE –“…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. “- {James 1:5}

3. -TRIALS Are Opportunities to EXPRESS LOVE TO HIM – “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who LOVE Him.”-{James 1:12}


4. “….the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person WILL RECEIVE THE CROWN OF LIFE”-{James 1:12}

Trials when handled God’s way in accordance to choosing to Obey his Word will produce Spiritual benefits according to James 1:2-5-

The four commands.” “1. Count,” means to immediately commence rejoicing. 2. “Knowing” has to do with an understanding mind” 3.”Let” means to submit. 4. “Ask” For wisdom, to see life from God’s view and practically apply his Word to them … these four commands never change irrespective of the trial.

Trials DON’T Mature us!!
But choosing to respond God’s Way by applying these 4 commands WILL!

Trials are PAINFUL. “Various” and of different lengths and types. But for the follower of Christ they have purpose and we can have Divine Perspective when going through them and be able to help one another …

In Your trial here is the Potential for you to…
1. – MATURE Spiritually
2. – Grow in WISDOM
3. – Express LOVE to Him
4.-  Receive THE CROWN OF LIFE

God bless and encourage you in your trials… Think On His Person, Provision and Potential…