James wrestling James

James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

JAMES 1:1‭-‬4 NASB

I am still wrestling with this scripture. I ‘get it’ in my head but struggle to ‘get it’ in my heart. When trouble comes, it usually comes from several angles at the same time.
I want God to rescue me from trouble instead of taking me through it.
I want blessing without any pain. I want my cup to overflow but without being in the presence of my enemies.

What about you?

The disciples and weapons

And He said to them, “But now, whoever has a money belt is to take it along, likewise also a bag, and whoever has no sword is to sell his coat and buy one. For I tell you that this which is written must be fulfilled in Me, ‘And He was numbered with transgressors ‘; for that which refers to Me has its fulfillment.” They said, “Lord, look, here are two swords.” And He said to them, “It is enough.”
LUKE 22:36‭-‬38 NASB