I'm struggling with the "trials" life has thrown me over the last year or so. I struggle with how to deal, and then beat myself for worrying and doubting that God is in control. I know better, but sometimes I don't act like it. I guess that makes me human. I want to be more like Jesus and less like me. This is good stuff:
James 1:2-8 (The Message)
2 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides.
3 You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors.
4 So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.
5 If you don’t know what you’re doing, pray to the Father. He loves to help. You’ll get his help, and won’t be condescended to when you ask for it.
6 Ask boldly, believingly, without a second thought. People who “worry their prayers” are like wind-whipped waves.
7 Don’t think you’re going to get anything from the Master that way,
8 adrift at sea, keeping all your options open.