Count it all Joy!

So often when we read this passage below we shake our head a bit at these words and think, “I’m not so sure I wanna do that right now.” We would much rather skip to a friendlier, easier verse but we need to figure out how to “count it all joy” for our own sake too. Especially if you’re in season of loss lately. We need to pray and ask God, to please help you to understand what this means? We know He is compassionate and He is not telling us to just plaster a fake smile on our face. After all, Jesus wept with us when he was here. But if we’re going to be honest you just don’t get it. Have a wonderful day in His presence and count it all joy.

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“Count it all joy when you meet trials of many kinds.” ~ James 1:2

As I consider this passage more, I realize when we count something it means we’re intentionally recognizing the worth in it. And when we count something as joy, we’re saying there’s not only worth but also even something good.

Maybe you’re going through a challenging time in your life, where you feel utterly discouraged. Where you prayed, “Lord, I feel like I’m in a deep, dark cave right now.” But I believe God is trying to express this on your heart, “You may be in a cave but you have a choice: You can sit in the dark or you be joyful in your difficulties.”

I’m discovering “counting it all joy” isn’t a one-time thing. It’s more of a process and a promise. It’s something as born-again believers we’ll be learning to do until we step into heaven where all the darkness is finally gone. Until then, we can know that with our God nothing is ever worthless. It all counts even more than we can see right now. And that hope can light the way to treasures we never imagined we could find in our hard times.

Please share this blog with another and I pray that it encourages them in their walk with Jesus!

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About Jesus is a safe harbor

I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God!
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