My life of endurance in built in my faith, hard as it may seem, brings happiness. Trials are not a sign of God's cruelty, disfavor and punishment. They come to our lives to test our endurance, shape our character and build our faith in God. Through trials, we draw close to God and see His power at work in our lives. Then, like Job, when we persevere in faith, God rewards us bountifully.
As you know, we count as blessed those who have persevered. You have heard of Job's perseverance and have seen what the LORD finally brought about. The LORD is full of compassion and mercy
Song-My faith looks up to thee
Roy Graneau is the full-time preacher for the South Edmonton Church of Christ.