Monday, December 01, 2008

Suffering Produces...Romans 5.3-5

I have been thinking and praying for all of us at our various places and stages in life. I think to myself, " I hope our family and friends do not have to suffer." And then I read the truth of these words...
Rom. 5:3...we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
I cannot think of any better way for perseverance, character, hope and love to be forged into our being than through suffering. I do not like the idea of suffering but it is necessary part of our growth and development.
My hope today is in the Lord as we receive versus resist suffering in our lives.
With persevering and hope-full love,

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