“Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” James 1:3-4
We have all heard the saying, “Have faith in God, He will take care of you!” If you are like me, that is easier said than done. I know I am supposed to have faith in God. I know He will take care of me. I know all that and yet I still struggle with it!
It is hard to have faith in someone who you can’t see. It is hard to have faith in someone who you can’t hear. It is hard to have faith in someone who when you talk to them doesn’t verbally talk back.
It is trying! It is trying to have faith when nothing goes your way! You look around and see good things happening to other people and you are still just sitting there waiting on God to take care of you, all because you are having faith in God.
I am sure we all go through these emotions at some point or another in our life, asking ourselves is it worth it. Whether you ask yourself out loud or quietly in your heart and mind, we all ask.
I believe even the greatest, most spiritual Christians go through times where they feel like their faith isn’t working.
I love this verse here in James, where it says, “that the trying of your faith worketh patience.” God is going to try your faith. He will put it to the test. He does it, to make your faith stronger but also to work patience in your life.
We live in such a fast-paced society, where anything we want, we want it now. We need to learn patience now more than ever. God will try your faith, just to teach you patience.
Verse 4 tells us why we need patience, “But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” If you have faith in God, and you learn to be patient with God, you will end up wanting nothing.
Too often, we run out of faith, we lose patience and we try to do life on our own and we end up in a bigger mess than before. If we would have just had patience, and let God do His thing, we would have ended up pretty good, wanting nothing.
So let God try your faith! Be patient with Him! He has everything under control!