All of us have experienced severe tests of our faith. Many Christians have also had to endure persecution for their beliefs. James explains the importance of keeping faith, standing strong, and holding onto your beliefs. This lesson from James was perhaps given with some foresight into the coming trials for early Christians, who were persecuted and killed for believing in Christ. It still happens today in some parts of the world, but strengthen your faith in difficult times! Do this and reap the ultimate reward.
And we pray:
Esteemed Father and Creator of all that is good, I shall not wander from Your path. With each passing test and tribulation my faith in You is reinforced, and I ask that You help me strengthen the faith of all those around me. Sustain me, O Lord, with Your power so that I may go from this place as a faithful child of You, filled with The Holy Spirit for all to witness. In the name of Christ I humbly pray this to You, Amen.