Tribulation Brings About Perseverance…
How can we be unhappy, sad or allow the joy in our heart to dip to low levels? It is only when we close our eyes, turn away or harden our heart. The beauty of God is always there in every situation, in every breath and in every beat of our heart.
Our faith in Jesus Christ opens the door of grace.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. ~ Romans 5:1-2 NASB95
It is by the grace of Jesus Christ that we have life. Wether our days are filled with servitude, joy or suffering our faith, thereby the grace of Jesus Christ, does not change, but perhaps is made stronger as our faith grows deeper.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. ~ Romans 5:3-5 NASB95
As we stand firm in our faith, in the face of adversity, we shout our joy to glorify God as He strengthens us, through Jesus Christ, to bathe us in grace and make us able to see the beauty of God in the suffering we endure. It is by His hand that our tribulations build character and hope that fills our heart to overflow.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.