In Praise of Hard Times

If our lives were always easy, would we appreciate it?  I think most of us would quickly say “yes” we would!  However, I am not convinced that this is true.  In this season of Lent as I consider anew what the Lord has done for me both on a daily basis AND of course when as God made flesh, He allowed Himself to be tortured and murdered for my sin, I can’t help but realize that my hard times – which I am still working through – have been such a blessing to me.  My hard times have so strengthened my personal relationship with Him.  I still don’t know exactly what He has planned for me tomorrow but I’m smiling today and praising Him!   “who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”  2 Corinthians 1:4

2 Responses to In Praise of Hard Times

  1. Hi Martha. Although the hard times can be difficult to go through, I believe that those are the times and seasons in which we really grow. If we never had hard times, would we really know what it is to have to trust in and depend on God? I think not. I am so thankful for Romans 8:28 which tells us that all things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are the called according to His purpose. That includes the hard times.

    Thanks for the great thought you shared in this post and also for visiting my blog.

    Blessings to you,

    Carol Connell
    P.S. I lived in Beaufort, S.C. back in the mid 80’s.


  2. Hi Carol! Thanks, I totally agree and I love that quote from Romans! Very true, He does teach us a lot about trust and faith in times like these and I think prepare us to be better servants!


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