"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him." - James 1:12
Did you notice that?
James says we are BLESSED when we persevere under trial. In other words, when we hold fast during times of pressure and stress, God considers us Blessed. This can be seen as a test in some ways, designed to make us stronger and more prepared for the next part of our faith journey. Our prize in the end is a crown - a reward that lasts forever.
So, if this is you at the moment, then I invite you to persevere. Face the challenges head on and don't back down, because God will be with you always.
who meets a testing challenge head-on and manages to stick it out is
mighty fortunate. For such persons loyally in love with God, the reward
is life and more life." - James 1:12 (Message)
Living in Grace