I’m giving myself a double dose of hope these days in my reading. First, with this book…
Second, with a youversion reading plan by Paul De Jong entitled “Now Hope.”
This quote stood out to me in my reading today:
The level of hope we have today is an indicator of the level of character we’ve developed.
He believes that based on Romans 5:3-4 where Paul wrote that “tribulation produces, perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
We don’t like it, but we know it’s true. So what if we decided to like it? Like spinach. I didn’t like spinach as a kid. Now, I’m a fan. My taste buds have developed.
Given the right time and attention, we can choose to embrace hard times. Rather than run or sulk or wallow, we can declare, “I’m all in for whatever is about to be developed. Bring on the character. Bring on the hope!”
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