From James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ. To all of God's people who are scattered everywhere in the world: Greetings.
My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy,
because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience.
Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need.
But if any of you needs wisdom, you should ask God for it. He is generous and enjoys giving to all people, so he will give you wisdom.
But when you ask God, you must believe and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like a wave in the sea, blown up and down by the wind.