When life gets hard, we are often tempted to doubt God’s goodness, or even to blame Him for the consequences of our own sinful choices. But sin comes from within our own hearts. So James urges us to resist sin’s lies, and instead to trust in the goodness of God. God never leads us toward evil and death, but instead He sent His Son to save us from our sins and to lead us into life. God is always good, and always generous, and James calls us to remember this fundamental truth at all times and especially when life gets hard.