1. Hard things build character.
This lesson is from one of my most grounding Bible verses, Roman 5:3-5, "And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance; and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation]. Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us."
I am finding this phase of my life, adulting as a whole really, hard so I have been leaning on this verse and remembering there is reason. That, " He who has begun a good work in me will continue to perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus." Eyyy! I am preaching!!! 😊 But yeah trusting in the bigger picture.