How many of us really understand suffering? I know I don’t. Sure I moan about things from time to time but suffering; I’ve never really known it. I’m sure some of us think we suffer but anyone who owns a computer, or device that enables them to read this, almost certainly doesn’t really know or understand suffering.
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.Romans:- 5: 3-4 NIV.
Where is the perseverance today when people only seem to want some material thing. Perseverance implies effort and patience, both so often absent in our ‘I want it now’ society.
I don’t have the answers but I do hope I’m not the only one who thinks about these things.
So what do you hope for?