And we are also happy with the troubles we have. Why are we happy with troubles? Because we know that these troubles make us more patient. And this patience is proof that we are strong. And this proof gives us hope. And this hope will never disappoint us. We know this because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts through the Holy Spirit he gave us. Romans 5:3-5 ERV
I'm taking Your word for this!
I guess this must be on the order of sending grapes through a distillery to get fine wine!
I'll have to take this in faith! I have seen people's lives changed in great ways through their troubles!
On the other hand I don't recall that grapes volunteer go to the distillery any more than people volunteer for troubles!
I'm just saying, I'm not likely to pray for trouble so I can become more patient !
LAB reminded me -1 Peter & James have the same theme in the 1st chapter! So, with the same message “in the mouth of 3 witnesses”, I'm also “happy” with the troubles I have! (I can hardly believe I just said that!)
Come on, Lord, & pour out Your love & fill my heart through the Holy Spirit, so I may be strong & filled with hope that will never disappoint me!