“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” James 1:16-17, NIV
Here we are again! I just love your comments of how God worked James 1:2 into your heart with 4 Words To Help You When Trials Come (click if you are interested). Thank you for sharing and diving in with me!
As I continue to study James, I am loving all the nooks and crannies God’s word illuminates in my heart. Verse 16 had me at the first four words “Do not be deceived…”
When I am walking through a trial, it is so tempting to doubt God’s goodness. My thoughts begin to crawl with things like:
Does God really love me?
If He does, then why is He allowing this to happen?
Is He really working in my life? Does He even care?
Does He have a good plan for me?
Doubting Him is my first step towards disconnecting with His strength, power, peace, and comfort in a time when I really need Him the most.
There is a WORD found in James 1:16-17 to help us get our hearts align with His truth again. And I’m excited to share it with you!