Life Shaping Verse 9 - SufferingCan there be joy in suffering? Only when we know that suffering well leads to hope – the one thing that never fails to disappoint, the one thing that anchors us regardless of what we face.

Suffering -> endurance -> character -> hope
Suffering well always leads to hope. But not just any random hope.

It leads to biblical hope – a hope found in Jesus and the truth of his word – enabled in us through the Holy Spirit.

Our world sees hope more like an emotion or a wish. The Bible presents hope as an anticipation of a sure thing – because we stay anchored in the truth of God who always keeps his promises.

Suffering well happens when truth is in the driver’s seat. Emotions make terrible drivers but are essential passengers. Let truth drive. Then the result will be real hope.

Emotions make terrible drivers but are essential passengers. Let truth drive.

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