Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Finding joy in the struggle

Another quote from Mike Mason's book Champagne for the Soul:

How strange and vibrant and astounding is this gift of life! So what if it's hard? So what if we're hounded by troubles, pressured and embattled on all sides? So many good gifts outweigh the trials. Thank God that we encounter some resistance to our cavalier passage through this world. Thank God he has designed life not to be easy but to test us to the limit and so turn ingrates into children of God who are strong and fearless and full of love.

"Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: The Lord's right hand has done mighty things!" Psalm 118:15

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