James 5:11 with points to ponder
James 5:11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
James refers to Job. What made Job steadfast? It wasn’t what he had, or what he did, or his family, or his friends (for sure), nor was it his own strength or ability. What made Job steadfast was his knowledge of and faith in God. He believed that God was sovereign and in control even of his trials.
Even in your trials, God does not cease to be God. He is still loving, kind, compassionate, merciful, generous, gentle, faithful, good, and trustworthy. He is still God and will always be God, forever.
Be blessed. Remain steadfast.
Have a good day. Enjoy a hot cup of tea and spend some time with Jesus. He wants fellowship with you.
Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.