Gifts from God 

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him…..  Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” (‭James‬ ‭1‬:‭12, 17‬ NIV)

Trials are blessings from God when trials teach us to persevere, pursue wisdom, and put our faith in God alone. He gives us good gifts, often coming out of His transformation of trials in us. We change; God does not change.  He TAKES trials and TURNS them into testimonies of His faithfulness!  Let us turn trials into testimonies by praising God for ALL of the gifts of His Kingdom, given even in the most unexpected and trying times.  God is our constant gracious, giving Father. 

Photo: Venice, Italy


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