How to find joy: Stand firm – even on shaky ground

Season 3, Episode 22: Welcome to 5-minute  Mondays, where  I share some encouragement, motivation and honesty in just five minutes! In the book of James, Jesus’ brother starts off writing about Joy. This drew my attention, of course, not because he writes about just any joy, but rather, this joy is found through troubles and tribulations.

This kind of joy is the hardest to grasp, and in many ways, is the whole reason for this podcast. How can we grasp and hold on to joy when we are at our lowest? James explains his reasoning in chapter 1, verse 2-5:

“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. 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.”

Let’s take this line by line and study how to find joy through trials.

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