And not only that, but we also glory in tribulation knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character hope. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Our society faces an enormous amount of tribulation and because of 24/7 news coverage we can see each event up close and personal.
Recently a tornado destroyed a town leaving ¼ of its population homeless. While watching the coverage I saw a 75 year old scan the pile of debris and say with conviction,
“God gave me all I have and He can do what He wants with it.”
Mother wrote in her journal, “All we have and receive is on loan from God.
Heavenly Father, Thank you for what You have given us. I pray you will keep us safe Lord, but when we face tribulation help us remember that our hope is only in You. Amen