Endurance produces perseverance. Perseverance produces character. Character produces hope. Hope does not disappoint. Through this process of maturity, affliction produces satisfying hope. Thus we rejoice in our afflictions, because they begin a process in us that is full of hope, which gets us through the day.
Don’t despair when afflictions are placed upon you, but know that these are the seeds of hope.
Lord God, help me today to see the problems and issues that afflict me today as seeds for the hope that will spring up in me in the process of growth and maturity. Father, I need Your help, because I just don’t have the vision for it. I need your guidance to show me the path through endurance and perseverance and character. Help Lord God this day. Amen.