The message of hope we have in Jesus does not exempt us from suffering but instead can produce in us an overflow of joy when we trust Him in all our challenges.
Because of hope we can also glory in our sufferings. Suffering is glorious. We need to boast in hope. Despite what is going on in our lives hope still reigns supreme in our lives. We don’t have to go looking for suffering it will find you. Character is someone who does not give up at the first sign of trouble. We were all enemies of God before we were saved. Christ died for us while we were still sinners. Whatever experiences that we are going through are not without hope.
Hope overflows because of what God has done for us while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. We need to have a certain humility when we approach the cross.