Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
We rejoice in our sufferings. That’s weird.
It’s weird until you understand the rest. “Why” questions. The world has no answer. Christianity does. Suffering
produces hope, and in Christ it really does. Hope that’s experiential; character from deep wounds the world dishes out, and Christ heals; hope when the wisdom gained in the process is used for good, used for God and his plan.
Wisdom gained from experience, wrapped in love, given back to those in need going through similar challenges.
His plan to take what was intended for bad and turning it to good. We all have it. Have you healed or are the wounds still causing pain? Let Christ heal you and give it back. That’s why!