Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. (James 1:12 NKJV)
Life is short and full of troubles. Just because we are Christians, does not mean we will be free from tri – als and temptations of life. Christ prayed that we be not removed from the world but to keep us from evil. There will be rough sailing but there will also be a lighthouse to guide our course and the wind of the Holy Spirit, to push us to reach the shore safely. If we are to endure the temptations, we are to overcome them through faith. With faith, we can ride on the waves to walk on it just like Jesus. To endure the difficult circumstances in life, we have to keep our eyes on Jesus Christ. Hear His in – structions and believe His words. Seek Him and we will find Him. He will give His helping hand. Trust Him and we will be safe. We will stand and walk on troubled wa – ters if we trust Him. Those who trust Him love Him. Love endures all. Those who will endure will gain the crown of life.