"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade." This is a popular old saying we often hear when we are faced with different problems and situations in life. A health crisis, the loss of a job, or dilemmas our loved ones face, are situations that makes us feel as though we cannot make lemonade or change circumstances. God gives us the strength to handle any circumstance we face. We cannot stop lemons from falling but we can control how we handle those lemons.
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing." James 1:2-4
This is not the first reaction for most of us. The first reaction is anger or even bitterness. There is rarely joy or gratitude when we go through trials. Negative feelings prove more growing is necessary to reach spiritual maturity. We must go through a process to become more like Jesus. The process is not always easy. It involves pain and sorrow. We must stay the course and do not avoid trials. If we do not stay on the path to maturity, we will remain babes.
Desire a strong faith life.