Contemporary English Version (CEV)
What we find here is James encouraging us to turn to the Lord in each and every scenario of our lives. If all is not well, we should fall into the Lord, counting on him to be our strength, asking for healing, be it physical, mental or relational. If things are going well, we should praise the Lord, for he is the source of our joy and peace. If we have sinned and recognize our brokenness, we should turn to the Lord in humility as a community, asking for forgiveness. If we love one another to the point that we want all to find the abundant life in Christ, we should endeavor to share the Good News.
God is at work in every point of our lives. God loves each of us powerfully, passionately. God will never leave nor forsake you, and even in the darkest valleys of our lives, God is at work, drawing us closer. In this life, we are preparing for eternity, when we shall be with God forever. Let us practice well here on earth, seeking to spend every moment focused on the grace and peace of our Lord Jesus Christ.