James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
In this life, we must remember that sometimes blessings can be disguised by trials and tribulations, and even setbacks. A recent layoff of a job or a car breaking down are just a few ways God can turn that temporary setback into a blessing in return. Many times, Christians will doubt God and what He is capable of doing in our lives. But, we must remember to count it all joy! Even during those trials and tribulations, we must give God all the glory and praise, because there is a blessing on the way. There is a breakthrough on the way; God is a miracle worker! I know it for a fact!
In James 1:2, it shows us as Christians that we must stay steadfast and unmovable during this race called life. It is only a TEST of our faith. Ask yourself, have you passed the test of faith in your finances? marriage? children? job? spiritual walk? God wants us to trust Him and have faith that He can do the impossible, the unthinkable!
Here is a prayer that you can use in times when you face setbacks such as these. This is my prayer:
Dear God, thank you for the many blessings you have given me, but also I want to thank you for the setbacks, thank you for the trials, and tribulations. Those things made me stronger in YOU. Those trials made me trust and love you more. Lord, I thank you for being my protector and I have all confidence that you will continue to bless me and enlarge my territory, no matter what tricks of the enemy may come against me. I have faith to believe that you are all knowing and all sufficient in my life. Thank you father.