Example SOAR Journal #2
Read: James Chapter 1
S: “Consider great joy, my brothers, whenever you experience of various trials, because you know that the testing of your faith produces endurance.” James 1:2-3
O: James wrote this letter to believers who were scattered because of persecution, so his words about facing trials would have hit close to home for them for believers, difficulties are not obstacles, but opportunities for our faith in Christ to grow.
A: As I encounter hard times in difficult situations, I need to remember that what I’m going through is helping to strengthen my walk with Christ. Because it is making my faith in Jesus stronger, I can actually face the situations with joy!
R: God, adjust my eyes so that I see things happening now from your perspective. Keep my focus trained on you, so that as I walk through difficulties, I rejoice in you strengthening my faith. Thank you for caring about my faith! Thank you for deepening my faith through pain and trial!