“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).
Joy comes from what we know, and when we consider all that the finished works of Jesus has made available to us, we feel that joy. When we encounter situations that test our faith, putting patience to work helps us to endure and overcome what defeats others. This type of patience builds character.