Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Hope Is Found Through Suffering

Thrill of Hope - Red
Hope isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity. Hope is a non-negotiable as we follow Jesus in this life. We need hope because without it, we’d give up.
We will face trouble in this world and things won’t always go as planned. Addressing the church in Rome, Paul explained how God uses these times to help shape us: “We know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope” (Romans 5:4).
The more we face struggles in this life, the more our perseverance, character, and hope grows. Like the baby learning to crawl, we must too move forward with the hope that God is using our challenges to prepare us for bigger things to come.
Jesus, thank you for showing us how to move forward in hope. Grow my perseverance, character, and hope in You.
How can the idea that Jesus is growing your perseverance, character, and hope in Him help to change your perspective in your current circumstances?
Thanks to NewSpring Church for portions of this Hope Is… devotional.
I have a hope and my hope has a name…Jesus!

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