When one is faced with an ocean filled with tests and trials. Don't ask God to build a bridge to get over it!!!! Instead, ask God to provide the strength and courage to swim through it! ~ James 1:2-4 (MSG) ~ Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely.