Our response to trials reveals the condition of our faith; it can either draw us closer to God in trust or cause us to pull away in discouragement.
Nothing happens without His knowledge.
In Romans 5:4, Paul exhorts us to not only endure but rejoice in our sufferings, because “suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” We want and need that hope.
“and you became imitators of us and of the Lord when, in spite of severe persecution, you welcomed the message with joy from the Holy Spirit. As a result, you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia.” 1 Thessalonians 1:6-8
Who is watching you and will they imitate your faith? Pray for Vietnamese who are suffering because of their faith, for those who are persevering against the flow, for character to develop as a witness for Jesus, and for hope to overflow in their lives.
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