Tribulations are not always a bad thing, if we know how to approach them. Paul tells in Romans 5 that, “tribulations help us work out patience, patience develops with our experience, our experience helps to bring us hope, and hope makes us not ashamed of the Gospel because the love of God is shed broadly in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who is given to us.”
The trials and tribulations should help us to work on developing patience. When we learn to be patient and use that patience with every experience we have in life, we learn to hope. When we know we have hope (confidence that everything is going to be all right), we can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ without being ashamed because we have a testimony to share. We can boldly share our testimony because of the Holy Spirit dwelling in and rising up in us so we can proceed, boldly. Hallelujah!
So, the next time trials and tribulations confront you, boldly proclaim, “I’m ready to receive all that God desires in me to learn this day. Bring it on.” Rock on with your bad self while you’re working through it all!