Trees that are never under stress aren’t forced to put their roots down deep. They end up being shallow. When the winds come, they can topple the whole tree, pulled out by its roots.
We want strength. We want perseverance and hope, like roots that go down deep.
But it takes stress to do it. Like suffering, pain, and difficulty.
God uses suffering and pain for good. To give us character and perseverance. To strengthen our roots.
You don’t have to dread difficult times. Just be sure to lean on God the whole way.
And watch how he strengthens you.
“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” (Romans 5:3-4)
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