“My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces [a]patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be [b]perfect and complete, lacking nothing. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; 8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.” James 1:2-8
Ganyan lang talaga ang life, daming trials, daming problema, daming challenges. Pero laban lang. Wag susuko, ang mga pag hihirap natin ay di naman forever, it’s just temporary. Sa mga trials, na huhubog yung ating mga characters. Mas nakikilala natin yung ating mga sarili, nagiging mas wais tayo, mas tumatatag tayo, at mas tumitibay ang pananampalataya natin sa Panginoon natin, dahil sa gitna ng mga pagsubok, andyan Sya, nakagabay, nakaalalay, di ka iiwan o pababayaan.
Kaya kung dumadaan ka sa various trials, sabi ni James, count it all joy. Laban lang! Push lang! Wag kang mawawalan ng pag-asa sa buhay. For all those who are going through something right now, tulad ko, I pray that the Lord God Almighty give you wisdom, courage, boldness and victory in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for protection be upon you and keep you through out the process. Amen.
P.S. Always remember, walang wine kung walang grapes na nacrashed, walang perfume kung walang flowers na piniga, walang gold jewelries na di dumaan sa apoy, so walang testimony kung walang test.