I don't go to this church, but a friend of mine does and I subscribe to her pastors blog feeds and so often Kirk has posted something I need to hear. This one is spot on.
Benefit #1: Problems Purify Your Faith. Job said, “He has tested me through the refining fire and I have come out as pure gold.” Chances are God is using the problem in your life to burn out some impure character issues you’ve been holding onto. Christians are like tea bags. You don’t what you’ve got inside of you until you are dipped into some hot water. You are like steel; when you are tested you come out a lot stronger.
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