The hope we have in Jesus is not a promise to avoid hardship, but rather that God Himself meets us in our hardship and empowers us to overcome our suffering.
Everyone loves to laugh at a sitcom, a created world where any tensions that arise are guaranteed to wrap up neatly and happily (in 30 minutes or less). Of course, real life doesn’t often provide those happy endings, at least not in ways we can recognize. Sometimes accepting Christ is presented as an assured path to a pain-free,…
As we take another person under our wing and mentor them along their journey, they will learn how to live an honorable life that is pleasing to Christ.