A man was on a diet and struggling. He had to go downtown and as he started out, he remembered that his route would take him by the doughnut shop. As he got closer, he thought that a cup of coffee would hit the spot. Then he remembered his diet.
So he prayed, “Lord, if You want me to stop for a doughnut and coffee, let there be a parking place in front of the shop.”
A few minutes later he was eating his donut. He prayed again, “Thank you Lord for that parking place right in front—even though it was my 7th time around the block.”
James started out his letter talking about trials. But when we come to 13 we see the dark side of trials. You see the Greek word for “trials” is the same word as “temptations.”