This summer I co-led a women's Bible study using the book, "When Life Is Hard," by James MacDonald. The Bible has MUCH to say about trials and suffering, and these are some of the verses that I will take with me forever as I face hard times in the future:
Psalm 119:71 "It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Thy statutes."
Psalm 116:7 "Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you."
James 1:4 "Let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing."
As we walk through the tough stuff of life, it helps to know that on the other side of it, IF we will endure, there is a sweet reward. The reward is maturity, peace, increased faith, and a tenderness to others who will walk that path in the future.
Carla Ritz. Proof positive that God uses cracked pots!