One Phrase that I always heard growing up, “what doesn’t kill you will make you stronger”. When I was young I thought that this phrase meant to try new things and to be a reckless teenager. Like jumping off my parents’ house with an umbrella or something, as I matured this saying started to change. I experienced things in my life that I didn’t expect, from friends and family members passing away to finding out that I had a kidney disease that would be with me for the rest of my life. All of us deal with many emotions when something tragic happens in our lives. The answer is to push through and grow from these experiences. Change the negatives into positives. When we put our hope and faith in God those difficult situations don’t seem so difficult.
3 Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4 perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 And hope does not put us to shame.