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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday, August 31



Romans 5:3-5


Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.


Paul encourages us to remain faithful even in our suffering, because God remains faithful. In the end we will realize we are closer to God, and stronger because of our journey with Him. What a comfort this is! I also find his description of hope to be beautiful. Hope is not a blind belief based in denial- it is a very real emotion, fed by the Holy Spirit. Hope and patience go hand in hand!


Holy Father, thank you for reminding me today how important it is for me to be patient, to rely on the Holy Spirit, and to have hope. I love you, Lord. Amen


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Barbara
Barbara
Aug 31, 2022

Romans 5: 3-5 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.


I feel if I can meet the challenges of life and still have hope I will be victorious that my “hope” is based on the love and power of God. He sends the Holy Spirit as a gift to my heart that always stays with me no matter how much life’s challenges dig away. Hope is knowing that we have eternal life through the death and resurrection…


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David
David
Aug 31, 2022

Romans 5:3-5


These verses cover last week’s topic and patience. Suffering does produce perseverance and patience if it is done with the right attitude, otherwise it can cause a person to quit and run away. The Holy Spirit gives us the right attitude and helps us to pick up our cross and do what is necessary.


Dear Lord thank you once again for the Holy spirit. I, like most people, have experienced suffering. I endured with your help and I’ll always be grateful. Amen.

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Rosalind Spiller
Rosalind Spiller
Aug 31, 2022

 Romans 5:3–5. The living Bible translation We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials for we know that they are good for us – they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith is strong and steady. Then when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. I am sure I a…

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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Aug 31, 2022

Patience

Wednesday, august 31, 2022

Romans 5:3-5

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

God has fixed everything for us. when we were sinners, and did not know God, unless something was done, we would have continue to sin and deserved to be punished. But since we were powerless to do anything about it, God took over — he sent his Son to bring us salvation. God wants to produce patience in us to slow us down and t…

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Tom
Tom
Aug 31, 2022

Romans 5:3-5

The notion that suffering may have long-term character-building effects is rejected in our current culture. We have gradually pivoted from the noble urge to alleviate suffering to the hubris of believing no suffering shall not be tolerated. In the vain rush to eliminate all suffering we have created more problems and different kinds of suffering; pain and addiction come to mind. It falls to those who follow Christ to push back against this notion. We do so by patiently enduring our own discomforts in such a way that others can see the how the Holy Spirit supports and strengthens us in times of trial.


Prayer - Merciful God, I do not crave or court suffering, but when those…

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