Suffering that Leads to Hope
April 08, 2018 | Wes McAdams
Passage: Romans 5:1-5
Paul writes several things in Romans 5:1-5 about hope, but one of the most remarkable is that we rejoice in our sufferings because our suffering leads to hope. Because of the cross and the Spirit, our perspective on suffering has been forever turned upside down.
As Christians, the empty tomb should make us a people committed to hope. No matter what horrible things happen, we have a different outlook on the future because of the past. Some people consider themselves optimists, some consider themselves pessimists, and still others consider themselves realists; but Christians are people of hope.