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Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – James 1:3

Daily BIble Verse - Tests and Trials of Life Knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. – James 1:3

If we’re honest, most of us would like to avoid tests and trials in life. No one likes going through hard times. However, this Bible verse shows us something really great about the tests of life. It tells us that those tests produce endurance in our lives.

Many times, athletes will undergo endurance training to help them become better in the sport they play. They train their bodies and their minds to withstand for long periods of time. This produces results like overall feeling better and having more energy.

In the same way, we can grow in endurance training spiritually too. Each difficulty in our life gives us another chance to trust in God and each test can help make us better. If we let them, the tests and trials in life can be a way for us to learn to trust God in new ways, and to learn and grow in endurance. So the next time you’re faced with a test in life, you can be encouraged by what this Bible verse says. Realize that even though the trials can be hard, that they’re producing character in your life and if you let them, these trials can bring you to rely more fully on God.

Daily Bible Verse - John 10:10

Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – December 27

“The thief does not come except to steal and to kill and to destroy. I have come so that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” – John 10:10 Many times when bad stuff…

Devotions from the Bible sent daily Aug 28

Daily Devotion and Bible Verse – Romans 8:37

Today’s Daily Bible Verse No, in all these things we are more than victorious through Him who loved us. Romans 8:27 (HCSB) God showed the greatest love that anyone could give by sending us Jesus. Knowing God loves you…

Youth Leader Resource, Lesson Outline on Tough Times

How To Deal – Tips For Dealing With Tough Times

Tough times are hard on us all. Whether a tough time comes from the passing of a loved one, a low grade on your history final, not making the softball team, or some other source, tough times can really…

Teen devotion on how to Handle Life's Disappointments

What to Do When Life Doesn’t Turn Out Like You Planned

It happens at some point in all of our lives. Something unexpected happens. It’s nothing you planned on. Things are no longer the same, and what once felt solid is no more. Life has thrown us a curve ball.…

Running on empty teen devotion on stress

Running on Empty – Learning to Lean on God’s Help

Does life have you running on empty? Do you feel like you're just getting by, but the pressures and stress of life just keeps wearing on you? This devotion has some great ways on how you lean on Jesus…

Teen Devotion Youth Devotion

Help! My Friend is doing bad stuff.

Do you have a friend that is making bad choices and giving in to peer pressure? It can be really hard to know what you should do in those situations. This devotion will share some ways that you can…

Teen and Youth Devotion on Tough Times

What History Tests Teach About Tough Times

Taking tests are never fun. Usually the night before a big history test is filled with lots of cramming and memorizing all the key facts in hopes of getting a good grade. Many times, studying involves staying up really late,…

Devotion on Being Happy

How To Be Happy – Part 3

Do you feel overwhelmed? Like you’ve got more on your plate than you are able to handle? If you do you’re not alone, check out what Romans has to say about that. We continue to shout our praise even…

Teen advice youth devotion on stress

Tips for Dealing With Stress

Life is busy. Each day you try to cram in school, sports, music, friends, family, job, and God. It can be quite the feat some days trying to balance all the things you do or should be doing. Most…