In the last couple weeks we’ve looked at how stress in our lives is both Predictable and Problematic for us.
Today, I want to consider the other three factors of stress: Stress is also Paradoxical, Purposeful, and Profitable.
As we’ve discussed previously, it really goes against our nature to consider trials and joy having some sort of connection. In fact, we usually and completely disassociate the two. James’s admonition seems diametrically opposed to the way we tend to look at life’s challenges and difficulties.