Posted by: Anne | April 28, 2012

count it all joy

COUNT IT ALL JOY

(KJV) James tells us to count it all joy in the midst of your trials. What he teaches us makes us think about how we should react to the things that take away our joy. For we have all been hurt, disappointed, challenged, and overwhelmed by the many different trials that come our way. Many of these things cause our joy to fade. But, they can become the opposite – they can become a source of even greater joy.

(NIV) James tells us to consider it pure joy whenever we face trials, of various kinds. This seems like a hard thing to do when you fall, the joy that James is talking about here is pure joy – the word pure means all, every, and whole or thoroughly, not just a surface of joy, but a joy that is all encompassing. A joy that is real, a joy that is pure, a joy that can pass all understanding, only that kind of joy can come from God.

How to respond in your trials?
a. Wait on the Lord, and be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thy heart
b. Count it all joy when ye face many trials
c. To go down on your knees in prayer, and God will give you the peace that passes all understanding.

Closing: No matter what you are going through, you are to count it all JOY!

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http://www.sermoncentral.com/sermons/count-it-all-joy…

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