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  • Writer's picture DaRhon Conner, D.R.E.

The Trial Equips Us

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS . . . REPENT: FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS AT HAND.




“2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” (James 1:2-4 KJV)

LORD, have mercy. Why would I count it all joy when I fall into diverse temptations (different types of trials and tests)? Why would I be happy when I fall into trouble? When I fall on hard times? When I’m going through something that’s trying my patience, that makes me wanna quit and give up, that’s making me sad or sorrowful, that’s making me angry or upset, anxious or fearful, or worried? Why would I count that all joy? Why would I feel good? Why would I feel great? Why would I feel elated about that?

Verse three says that when we’re going through those trials, when we’re going through those rough times, when we’re going through those moments that make us feel angry, anxious, or worried, or fearful, our faith is being tried. Our belief in GOD is being tried. And when that happens, that works patience in us. When that happens, it allows us to get patience into our lives. In the name of Jesus, the trying of our faith worketh patience. Be joyful that we’re going through the trial. Be joyful that our faith is being tried because it’s working patience in us. It’s giving us what we need to get through it because from an earthly point of view, patience gets us through.

Patience allows us to breathe through the trouble. Patience allows us to wait, and to wait calmly until the deliverance comes. Patience allows us to not be anxious, or worried, or any other negative emotion. Patience allows us to say, everything is going to be okay. Patience allows us to be joyful when trouble comes because we know it’s going to be alright. Patience says, breathe, it’s cool. Patience says, Ima teach you how to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. Another way of saying it is, patience teaches us how to be comfortable while we’re in an uncomfortable situation.

So, count it all joy when we fall into diverse temptations, diverse trials, diverse troubles, different kinds of situations that try our faith, different kinds of situations that bring us sadness and sorrow, or anger and pain. Things that just get on our nerves. Situations that are seemingly bad situations. Count it all joy! Put a smile on when that happens because we know that when our faith is being tried at that moment in time, it’s working patience in us. It’s giving us patience because we’re not giving up. We’re depending upon the LORD.

Again, patience says, we’re going to wait for our deliverance, and we’re going to wait calmly. We’re not going to be agitated about it. We’re not going to be claustrophobic and be inside this tight uncomfortable space and start hyperventilating and having an anxiety attack, a panic attack, and being all worried, no. Patience says, sit there, in that tight space, uncomfortable as it may be, and breathe our way through it because everything is going to be okay. Patience. Waiting calmly for the deliverance, praise the LORD!

Verse four, “But let patience have her perfect work.” That word perfect in the Greek language means whole and entire, nothing missing, nothing lacking. So, another way we can read that is, “Let patience have her completing work in you. Let patience make you whole.” She’s making us whole. That’s her work. It’s a perfecting work. It’s a making us whole work. It’s a building work. Let patience have her perfect work. Let patience have her building work in us. Let her build us up. Let her edify us. Let patience give us what we need to get through the trials.

The rest of verse four says, so that we may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. As patience makes us whole and complete, we will be whole and complete. Remember, that’s her work. It’s a building up. It’s making us whole and complete. So, if we let her do her perfecting work, if we let her do her whole-making work, her completing work in us, then we will be complete. We will be perfect and entire lacking nothing. We won’t want for anything. That is what patience will do. She will work on us so that we don’t need anything.

That’s why we count it all joy! Whatever is lacking in us, GOD is giving us. Whatever is lacking in us, GOD is building that thing up in us. Whatever is lacking in us, we’re going to get it, unbeknownst to us, we’re going to get it in the trial. It’s not going to feel good. We’re not going to enjoy it, but we’ll get what we need from it! Praise the LORD!

So, count it all joy when we fall into different kinds of trouble, because that trouble is going to give us whatever is missing in our lives. That trouble is going to give us whatever we need to be perfected. As Joseph, who had his fair share of trouble, so eloquently stated, “20 But as for you, ye thought evil against me; but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive.” (Genesis 50:20 KJV). In the name of Jesus, may we go through our trial with a smile and a praise, hallelujah and amen!

“24 Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.” (Jude 24-25 KJV).

How to be Saved


Romans 10: 9-13


That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved (KJV).

9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. 11 As the Scriptures tell us, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disgraced.” 12 Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect. They have the same Lord, who gives generously to all who call on him. 13 For “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (NLT).


Say the welcoming word to God—“Jesus is my Master”—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it. You’re not “doing” anything; you’re simply calling out to God, trusting him to do it for you. That’s salvation. With your whole being you embrace God setting things right, and then you say it, right out loud: “God has set everything right between him and me!” 11-13 Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this—heart and soul—will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help. (MSG).

Romans 5:8


8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (KJV)


8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. (NLT)


It is your belief that saves you, family. If you believe, you will speak what you believe and not be ashamed or embarrassed to do so, whether you are alone or among others. Simply talk to GOD. Say aloud to the LORD:


“I confess all my sin known and unknown, and ask You, GOD, to forgive me. I believe Jesus was born of a virgin, crucified, died for my sins, and rose from the dead. Jesus, come into my heart and make me new in You. Save me, Lord! Jesus, you are Lord. Be Lord over my life. Thank You, GOD for Your forgiveness. Thank You, Jesus, for making me Your own. Amen.”


You are now saved. You may not feel different or you may. Just know that the internal change is taking place once you uttered that prayer in faith. Day by day, you will begin to be transformed into whom GOD wants and created you to be. You will care more about the things of GOD than your own personal desires, and you will want to share the word of GOD when you have the opportunity. Begin to read your bible daily, and learn about GOD's will for your life. If you are not already a member of a local church, I encourage you to pray and allow GOD to guide you to the right fellowship for you. The pastor will help you grow in your gifts and talents so that you can begin to use them for GOD’s glory, and you and the other members will encourage and help each other along this journey with GOD.


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.











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