What's up with suffering?
It may be the loss of a loved one or a personal health issue. It may be your marriage in the balance or a friendship that has taken a hit. It may be a tough situation at work or a challenge your church is facing. Life incurs valleys! And we are supposed to rejoice in the sufferings! Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us because God has poured out His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit (Rom.5:3-5). When we are struggling, the Holy Spirit is in us to help us cope. When we find it hard to love, He is there to love through us. When we just cannot forgive, He is there to forgive through us. When we face tough choices, He is there to show the Way.