Devotion for August 16

James 1:2-4

2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

Whenever IĀ feel put out, put upon, or depressed I reach out for the book of James. Every day can become a trial if we let the little things pile up. Water leaks, piles of laundry, job hunting, school, etc. will suck the joy out of your day and when something bigger comes along we feel stressed.

Remember trials test faith so strive to power through. Ask for help! From God, from friends, family, from anywhere! Don’t be afraid to ask!