Romans 5:2-4 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;
In life many times we think of perseverance as a four letter word.
We tend to think of any opposition as bad or evil. Yet what if this opposition is in place to help us grow?
We miss so much because of a narrow point of view that needs to expand.
We need to place our gaze not on an event or problem. Instead we need to place our eyes on the one that gives hope.
- What if the challenges you are facing are not from God?
- What if God is using these to cause you to grow?
- What in your life that brings you pain or discomfort are you giving glory to God for?
- In what areas of trial in your life do you need to give praise for?