Wisdom in Trials

How do you handle Trials? (James 1:1-8)

Viktor Frankl survived the NAZI concentration camps of WW2 and described the effects it had on himself and the prisoners he suffered with. He discovered that between a trial and your response to that trial there is a space – and in that space is your ability to choose your attitude in any circumstance.

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—
to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” – Viktor Frankl

It is in this space, between a trial and your response to it, that James says we must have wisdom. For James tells us that…

To Overcome Trials We Must Have Wisdom in Trials

  • Wisdom to See Through Trials,
  • Wisdom to Learn From Trials,
  • Wisdom to Turn to God in Trials
  • and Grow Stronger From Trials

“When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Viktor Frankl


“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18

– Bill Turner

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