The book of Job reminds us that trouble is inevitable: “Man is born for trouble, as sparks fly upward” (5:7). We can seek refuge in organizing our lives so that we’re relatively insulated from difficulty. But to some degree or another, at some point or another, each of us will have to look agony in the eyes. We will all taste the bitterness of suffering, and bear the weight of life’s trials.
James 1:2–18 equips you to face that inevitability. Study this crucial passage alongside John MacArthur to understand both the foundational reasons we encounter trials and how trouble actually benefits every one of God’s beloved children. This study guide includes questions to help facilitate deeper study, discussion, and application—making it an ideal resource for either your personal or group study. It’s also the perfect companion to the Benefiting from Life’s Trials audio series, which you can listen to free of charge at gty.org or via the Grace to You app.
Be equipped to meet your struggles not only with endurance but with true and lasting joy.
- Essential material from John’s corresponding audio series, arranged into helpful outlines
- Thoughtful questions to facilitate deeper study, discussion, and application
- High quality, bleed-resistant paper, with plenty of room for taking notes