James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,
To the twelve tribes in the Dispersion:
Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation, and the rich in his humiliation, because like a flower of the grass he will pass away. For the sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beauty perishes. So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.
by: Benny Uhlich.
When we face trials, our temptation is to whine and complain or even give up. Alternatively, James suggests we should be pleased in knowing that we are being tested. When being tested, we can strengthen our perseverance, faith, and wisdom. When we lack wisdom and ask God for it with true faith and no doubt, He will surely give it to us. When we ask but still doubt God, we are fickle and will not be granted that wisdom. Our God truly cares for our well-being, that is why we need to fully trust in God when we call on Him and call on Him constantly.