Consider it a Seminar
Have you ever been to a really good seminar? Seminars are worth every penny if there is an “aha” moment, a moment of true enlightenment that really ends up making a lasting difference. Now in life, tough times are never fun. Yet the Bible tells us to “consider it all joy … when you encounter various trials …” (James 1:2-3). Why does God tell us to do that? The reason is simple: trials are a seminar to teach us valuable lessons. They are an opportunity for this enlightened, “aha” moment from the Lord. I don’t know what trials you're facing today, but I do know that God has some valuable lessons to teach you through them. Why not thank Him right now for the storm you're facing? See, this situation is a seminar the Lord has signed you up for to make a difference in the world for Jesus Christ. Now that’s real hope.