Isn’t it interesting that we tend to count our blessings most when hard things happen?
It is after a major accident that we are glad to be alive, or post-loss that we are grateful for those who truly love us. It seems that we need disruptions to remind us that life isn’t actually in our control and that there is something more important “out there”.
Yet the faster we get over things, the sooner we tend to forget lessons learned.
Reminders seem fleeting and unable to impact us in a way that changes something in our hearts when our hands and hearts feel full.
This, the Bible suggests, is why opportunities for endurance can be a blessing. Troubles and suffering that endure teach us, rather than remind us, to rely on our Lord and to look on our lives in light of Him.
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