We were reading in James last night and I was so struck by this. . .

“…for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” James 1:3

I have four young adult sons and this cut to my heart. My prayer is that the testing of my children’s faith will produce steadfastness.

I see so many ways it is tested. . . challenged by the world, by their own struggles with sin, by the suffering they experience and observe. Praying for this testing to build their faith and produce steadfast endurance in them.

And, honestly, this is my prayer for myself as well.