Suffering produces a stronger faith
Today’s devotion is based on Romans 5:1-4: “Now that we have been put right with God through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. He has bought us by faith into this experience of God’s grace, in which we now live. And so we boast of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory! We also boast of our troubles because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God’s approval, and his approval creates hope.”
The question that comes up when these verses are read is, “Why should a person boast when going through troubles in life?” Without enduring troubles, we grow weak and complacent in our faith. Being too protected prevents us from growing in our faith. When troubles strike, you can rejoice knowing that the troubles are not meaningless and that God will be with you always, as he has promised.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, be with me, Lord, in my times of trouble, so that I may endure and become stronger. Thank you, Lord Jesus. Amen.
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