Verses: Romans 5:1-5 (NIV)
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. 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.
So much of life can be a struggle or involve suffering. You may have heard the extreme expression, “what doesn’t kill us will strengthen us.” In a similar way, our suffering can grow our faith in God. May we, through faith, experience God’s mercy and grace – receiving His peace amid the storms of life.