3Not only so, but we[c] also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. – Rom 5
Suffering. Not a big fan. But it produces . . .
perseverance; which produces . . .
character; which produces . . .
The road to hope starts with suffering.
Even in the middle of suffering , God works the circumstances of suffering for good. He works them toward hope. The good that he is working in every circumstance is that I can have perseverance, character, and hope. There may be no better way to get perseverance, character, and hope, than to suffer.
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