Development // 05-05-21

β€œWe 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. And this hope will not lead to disappointment.” Romans 5:3-4 NLT

Hands up anyone who has rejoiced when they have run into a problem or trial? It is certainly not a normal response, but this is about being able to focus on God and what He can develop in us through even the most testing of circumstances! You can’t build resilience and learn how to endure if you’ve never encountered a tough time. You can’t develop strength of character without some resistance to push against. You can’t know the hope of salvation if you’ve never felt the need to be saved! Thank You Lord for the appointment You have called me to, and the training You have put me through to build my faith and to develop me into the person You need me to me! Thank You that I can rejoice in You, knowing that even in my problems and trials You are working all things for good, as I hold on to You. Amen πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Š