James 5: 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
Enduring hardship is one of the most challenging things we face as people. But we read here that it is considered a blessing to endure and be steadfast through our struggles.
God loves to build us up into better versions of ourselves. Molding us into the perfect spiritual beings we were created to be.
The only way to do this is to do away with the negative flaws of character and our hardships, pressures and pains are the catalysts to bring out those postive traits.
As Paul states in Romans 5:3-5: “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
Our lives may be filled with harships and pain, but God’s love and mercy will always be greater in quantity than those pains.