For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
Trials are tough while you’re going through them, but God’s desire is to produce a worthy servant in you. Like pruning a tree, the result is a healthier tree that produces more fruit. As you go through these, you will see a change that comes from the inside. To be an effective witness we need to be sold out for Jesus and trust in him completely.