James 1:2-4 (NKJV)

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

I have heard it said many times, "Don't pray for patience, because God will just send you trials to endure." Makes sense if that was where it ended, but there is purpose in this testing of your faith; it makes you perfect and complete, lacking nothing. I want to be happy and I know you do to. This verse promises a condition where we will be lacking nothing. Sound's like a blissful condition to me closely related to happiness. I think I'll try it out (praying for patience) despite all the worldly wisdom against it.


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