Intro: You are at the doctor’s. She sits you down, and says, “It doesn’t look good.” Your boss pulls you into his office. He tells you,”We have to let you go.”
You are on the phone with the caretaker about the latest crisis with your elderly parent, and in the background your teenager yells out, “I hate you!” Your brain is swirling. Your blood pressure is rising. What to do?
Take Home Point: When the trials of life rock your boat, God’s wisdom will get you through the rough waters.
From James,Don’t freak out.
1. Although “S_____ happens,” the process will produce steadfastness. (James 1:3-4) 2. Don’t run first to friends for advice.
Accept God’s invitation for His wisdom. (James 1:5) Don’t treat God like a genie.
Without waffling, trust God totally. (James 1:6-8) God = Steadfastness