Embrace the Endurance

Romans 5:3 (VOICE) And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters.

Beloved, embrace the endurance that trials cultivate. Celebrate the growth to your character that times of hardship inevitably bring. Suffering is unpleasant, but refuse to allow the pain to be wasted. Instead allow it to bring forth beauty in you.

In the same way that uncomfortable pressure and heat cause carbon to become a diamond – something both beautiful and strong, so your times of testing, when embraced, can bring forth a brilliance of character that is worth the pain. 

Romans 5:3-5 (VOICE) And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness. And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.

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