If you are in a trial and facing a difficult situation you might consider yourself cursed. Perhaps unlucky. Maybe you think life is completely unfair. But you know what James 1:12 says? "Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been...

In the second letter of Thessalonians, Paul starts off his letter to the church with thanksgiving and prayer. In 2 Thessalonians 1:4 he writes, "We’re so proud of you; you’re so steady and determined in your faith despite all the hard times that have come down...