My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into different kinds of temptations, knowing that the trying of your faith works patience. But let patience have its perfect work, so that you may be perfect and entire, lacking nothing. (James 1:2-4 MKJV)
Trials aren’t proof that God is slow to deliver on His promises, but evidence that He’s moving us away from a lesser degree of faith onto higher ground, where we will receive a greater proportion of His blessing. Trials are there to help us grow in Christ.
Now, that doesn’t make those with a lesser degree of faith bad; it simply means there’s room for growth in their life. Frankly, I don’t think we’ll ever stop growing when it comes to understanding God’s love. His children will continue to learn from Him for all eternity, as God’s love can’t be exhausted.
So, the next time trials come into your life you’ll have a good idea of why they’re there, how to look at what’s happening to you, and what you ought to do about it. Don’t resist God’s means of growing your faith; rather, submit yourself to God, and you will receive a greater proportion of His blessing.
Therefore be humbled under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your anxiety onto Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 MKJV)