Count It All Joy??
by Kim Evans
Count it all joy when you face trials of many kinds, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. Let patience have its work in you that you may be complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives to all liberally.James 1:2-5
Lessons Learned Early
Growing up in a loving, Christian home, the daughter of a physician and musician, I began my relationship with Christ as a five-year old. At such a young age, I don’t know why the verses in James 1:2-5 stood out to me, but I adopted them as my “life verses.” My precious mother helped me learn that trials are part of this life—that they will come, and we can choose to “count them all joy” or let them make us bitter. Little did I know the depths to which my ability to find joy during a trial would be tested later in life.