Sometimes…we don’t know why God allows bad things to happen to us. Even then, however, God can use them to teach us and make us into better people. Disappointments and tragedies, for example, can teach us to turn in trust to God for the hope and comfort we need. These experiences can also teach us patience, and make us more sensitive to others who are suffering.
Are you passing through a difficult time today? Ask God to use it to increase your faith and make you more like Christ.
We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Billy Graham – Wisdom For Each Day