By Joe Davis
Romans 5:3 Wealso rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope
Hockey Chat: Being great at hockey skater is not instantaneous. Hockey coaches that teach young kids know that there are stages to learning. It’s starts with balancing on skates then to moving forward, skating backwards, and then eventually backwards crossovers. Each stage is difficult for the student but it builds them up and makes them better.
Life Lesson: Our struggles in life are the moments that give us opportunity to grown in our spiritual maturity. We learn to call on Jesus who will help us persevere. Our character becomes more a reflection of God. Our hope and faith becomes stronger as well. Don’t look at hard times as tearing you down but rather building you with God’s help.