Is it really possible to “Consider it all joy when you encounter various trials…” as James says? It’s amazing how obsessed we are as a culture with the pursuit of pleasure, when the average household spends as much on entertainment as on health needs. Yet the need to mature is at least as important as anything else, and without the ability to “encounter various trials” we will never be “mature,” James says.
Jonah’s life is an example of the rough road from the immature expectations in life to maturity. Watch how God transforms this man by challenging his attitude of ingratitude through trials.