Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg, an outspoken Catholic, said recently he attributes “everything good and everything positive” in his life to his faith in God.
“As soon as I started putting my faith and focus on God, good things started happening for me,” he told Fox News. “And even when they didn’t, it gives you the coping skills to deal with things that are inevitable, like loss and failure and those things. But, you know, again, my faith and my family, those are the most important aspects of my life.”
Wahlberg is echoing the words of James, the brother of Jesus, in James 1:13-17, where James wrote (emphasis added):
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and He Himself tempts no one.