James 1:2–4 – “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, or you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” (ESV)
The process of building stronger muscles amazes me. When we want to grow our muscles, we stretch them through vigorous training and literally break them down. After the muscle is broken down, it begins to rebuild, but as it does it rebuilds stronger. When we face trials – when we are broken down – let us remember that through these trials we will be made stronger; we will be made perfect and complete.