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In Romans 4:18-22 we read that Abraham was faced with a hopeless situation. But his relationship with God had grown to such a level that he was fully convinced that God would do as He promised. 

In chapter 5 we read how his suffering was intended to bring joy. Why? Because suffering produces endurance while promoting growth and blessing. Endurance helps to build character, and tested character cultivates confident hope. These four levels are essential if you are to experience the fifth and most important of the gifts of suffering. The fifth is love. But not just any kind of love; but a love that is lavishly poured out by God. The Greek word for “poured out” or “shed,” εκχέω, εκχύνω carries the idea to or “run greedily out,” or “gush out.”

In order for us to experience this kind of love, we must be willing to embrace suffering, endure it, allow it to change us and our character, so that we can hold on to hope, in order to ultimately experience a love that can’t be described in words! When children see these steps lived out in our lives and in the stories they read, they too can begin the journey that is required for all. 

We rejoice in our sufferings because suffering produces a joyful endurance, which produces tested character, which produces a confident hope, which unleashes God’s gushed out love through the Holy Spirit, given to us.

God allows suffering
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