A. It may seem odd to say that we need to trust God in times of plenty, but it’s in these moments that we are most apt to forget our blessings (cf. Deut. 6:10-12). Writing from prison, Paul understands the importance of thankfulness and contentment in allcircumstances.
A. Probably none of us needs to be reminded to go to God in times of want and trouble. The challenge, though, is not just to trust God in our trials, but to learn how God can develop and mature us through our trials (vv. 11-12; cf. Js. 1:2-4).