God’s Word speaks to each of us in different ways. Through particular verses God provides the impetus to change our direction in life for the long term, and sometimes God gives us just the right verses to impact specific seasons in our lives. Over the next few weeks, we thought we would share with you a few of our favorite verses. In a devotional series we’re calling A Few of Our Favorite Things, you’ll hear from some of our pastors and volunteers as they share how God’s Word has impacted them.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
This is a verse that I continue to come back to, especially in times of trial. Knowing that nothing is done in vain through God’s grace helps me to keep going. He continues to teach me how to be more like Jesus and gives me hope that is beyond this world, even if it comes through temporary suffering. This verse reminds me of how grateful I am for His love that is poured out through the Holy Spirit every day. It’s the only way I can rejoice in my suffering. This promise is an incredibly beautiful part of God’s relationship with His children.