Because you know that these things are testing your faith. And this will give you patience. Let that patience work in you to give the result God wants. Then you will be mature and complete. You will be all that God wants you to be. James 1:3-4 (Easy-to-read version) James 1:2 tells us that we will have trouble – to count it all joy. Not that we are happy with the circumstances or the troubles – not that God causes the trouble. We do just fine with that one – all on our own – causing trouble. And sometimes trouble comes through no fault of our own – life happens. These things in life are chances to grow our faith and learn patience.