I’ve been blessed to have several men who have invested in me and encouraged me over and over again. But this blog post from Justin Taylor reminded me that I’ve also been blessed by people who did one thing out of love that made a difference: Preaching the Gospel with a Passion for Particular People
Trilla Newbell has become a regular contributor to the Desiring God blog, and one I look forward to reading. On Thursday, she delivered a powerful statement about hope in suffering:
I can rejoice in suffering because I know I have a living hope. I know that my hope will bring me to an eternal glory. I will one day rise and be with Christ forever. I can rejoice in suffering today because I know that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put me to shame, because God’s love has been poured into my heart through the Holy Spirit who has been given to me (Romans 5:3–5).