Encouragement From The Classics
We can rejoice, too,
when we run into problems and trials,
for we know that they help us develop endurance.
And endurance develops strength of character
and character strengthens
our confident hope of salvation.
ROMANS 5:3-4 (NLT)
There are two ways of getting out of a trial. One is simply to try to get rid of it and be thankful when it is over. The other is to recognize the trial as a challenge from God to claim a larger blessing than we have ever had, and to hail it with delight as an opportunity of obtaining a larger measure of divine grace.
Thus even the adversary becomes an ally, and the things that seem to be against us turn out to be for the furtherance of our way. Surely, this is to be “more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)
A. B. SIMPSON
And we know that God causes
everything to work together for the good
of those who love God and
are called according to His purpose for them.
ROMANS 8:28 (NLT)
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky