"We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope." Romans 5:3-4
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!" James 1:2-4
Our trials teach us the vanity of this life.
Our trials prove our faith.
Our trials give us patience.
Our trials make Christ precious to us.
Our trials have a way of detaching us from this world.
Our trials teach us to pray.
"Trials make the promise sweet,
Trials give new life to prayer;
Trials bring me to His feet,
Lay me low and keep me there!"