I’m seeing God work in my life. Through my disasters and devastation, He’s showing me redemption and hope. And it’s amazing! In the past few weeks, I’ve been able to look back on some events in my life and have been able to see it from a different perspective. I was able to see what I learned and how God used these situations for His glory. There was a purpose to the pain. Alright, I obviously didn't enjoy trudging through the slew of trials, but God is good. Oh. So. Good.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.