James 1:17-18 ESV
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Sometimes it is easier to focus on the negative in life, in people, in situations; but then later you look back and realize what seemed negative was really a gift. OR, it turned out to be a gift in the end.
When people disappoint or hurt you, when situations are hard, when life just stinks…. and all these things will happen at some point, try to pray first and focus on the positives.
James 17:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
We live in a word of imperfect people and with that life is not perfect.
The perfection comes from Christ alone, and Christ living through each of those who has a personal relationship with Him.
James 17:2-4 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.