Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hard Times

"Dear brothers, is your life full of difficulties and temptations? Then be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow. So let it grow, and don't try to squirm out of your problems. For when your patience is finally in full bloom, then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete"
James 1:2-4

Step by step, God prepares us for the future. As we walk with Him through hard times we grow stronger. If we circumvent those lessons then the events that come in the future will devastate us.

Alistair Begg said this: "When all you have is sunshine, all you get is a desert. For most of us, most of the time, it is true that more spiritual progress is made through failure and tears than is made through success and laughter."

Those are good words that we need to remember when we are going through the hard times. To do so is to make an investment in our future, an investment that will never fail.

Philip

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