What is Happening to Us_ – Rev. Allan Brooks – Romans 5:1-5

Times are difficult and it is natural to feel uncertain about where we will end up when all of this is over, but do not allow fear to overtake you for we are given a great opportunity in the midst of suffering. As Paul expounds in the Book of Romans; “suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Much in the same vein of being able to learn from our mistakes, we are able to grow and become better people through suffering; not by our own power but through the Holy Spirit “who has been given to us.” As we navigate the difficulties of life and the complexity of this present time, dig deep into the Holy Spirit and know God’s love, that in the midst of suffering you may persevere and produce hope. Let faith and hope arise, especially in these difficult times, that we may all make it through to where God is leading us.