ROMANS 5:1–5--"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who was given to us."
Tough times lead to steel–like character.
Steel mills have hot metal ladles, huge containers filled with the seething ingredients of steel. They resemble
Our hearts are designed to be burning buckets into which God’s passionate love has been poured!
What makes tribulation lead to the perseverance that produces stainless steel character? It’s the Holy Spirit pouring the love of God into the heat and fury of suffering. It takes a blistering environment to make steel, and that’s what it takes to produce unbreakable character.
Spiritual Heart Focus
Are you presently passing through trials? Ask God to use the testing to produce steel-like character in you. Open your heart to receive His love.
Physical Heart Focus
Count fat grams to help make a wise choice in what you eat. For example, a small slice of cheesecake has nine grams, while a large peach has none.