Rejoice in tribulations

Rejoice in tribulations

Will sufferings and troubles be able to take away the peace believers have with God and destroy their hope of heaven?

Paul very emphatically says, “no”.

Rom 5:34 And not only so, but we rejoice in tribulations also, knowing that tribulation produces patient endurance; and a patient endurance, approved character; and approved character, hope;

Sufferings actual increases the hope of believers.

So they can rejoice knowing that troubles are doing them good.

The gradual process of transforming suffering into hope is something believers learn by experience.

It comes step by step in the life the faith.

Suffering produces the patient endurance and perseverance.

Believers learn that God enables them to endure troubles and tribulations, that they can face sufferings and not draw back into unbelief
(Heb 10:35-39 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry. Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him. But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul).

They learn that God is with hem through the worst that can happen and keeps them in the faith

( Rom 8:35-37Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us).

Perseverance produces character.

Enduring trials and troubles makes believers better, stronger people, more able to face such things in the future. And by this process the hope they had when they first believed increases and becomes even stronger.
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