Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
In times of comfort there is little growth, in times of growth there is little comfort. It’s nice to coast through life on a cloud of blessings, but during those times we tend not to grow as a Christian. It’s when the rain of trials falls upon our heads that we tend to fall on our knees and we see the most growth. To be a warrior for Jesus you need to sharpen your sword!