These type of statements can be humorous but they're not funny at all. James clarifies for us what trials are and what testings are as well. In James 1:2-4 we find a very interesting passage: "My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing."
The word "trial" in the Greek deals with a temptation or a cause to make one sin, fail or fall. In other words, the trials of our faith are to make us sin and disobey God's Word.
The Word "testing" deals with God sending a "faith test" in order to show us where our faith is. His testings are not brutal to cause you to fail or sin, but rather to show you how much we are (or not) relying on Him.
As I meditated on this scripture a few weeks ago, I suddenly reacted during a major spiritual attack and said: "devil, thank you for reminding that God is working and moving in my life." You see, the only reason why satan would attacks you is because he wants you to ignore and disagree with what God is doing in your life. Since he can't take your life, he can provide suggestions, ideas, called "fiery darts of the enemy" to get you to doubt and question God's omnipotence and importance in your life.
As you go through your trials, temptations, and things of that nature, remember that it is not God sending trials your way, but rather, the enemy of your soul orchestrating a series of events to cause you to fail your faith and eventually disobey God and sin.
During these trying times, remember to give God thanks for working in your life. Remind the devil that he is a defeated foe and praise God for His promises. The biggest trial of your life is that of your faith. Your faith is always on trial and the "accuser of the brethren" always comes against it. So stand on the record of the Word of God where your source comes from and the contract that has been established, that greater is He who is in you than he that is in the world.
The greater the trial, the greater the victory!
Make it a Great Faith Day!