The hardships you are enduring
Aren’t defeating you—
They are building your
I bless you to
“Rejoice in your sufferings,
Knowing that suffering produces endurance,
And endurance produces character,
And character produces hope….” Rom. 5:3-4
Like the weight lifter in the gym
Who puts his muscles under strain
Creating microtears in tissue beneath the surface
Which, through the body’s repair,
Grows the muscle back stronger, bigger –
So the heavy adversities you face
Put you under temporary strain
But, by the grace of God growing inside you,
Fortify you spiritually.
The weight is real.
The pressure can feel intense.
But it is not making you weak—
It’s making you strong.
Strong in the Lord,
You’re growing strong in the Lord.