Greatness Through Pain

Sometimes God makes his people’s troubles contribute to the increase of their greatness, and their sun shines the brighter for having been under a cloud. -Henry

2Corinthians 4:8 We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;9 Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; 10 Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 11 For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

Every second of the day, God’s purpose is to draw out of you what He has decreed is a part of you.  He permissively allows us to endure trials because they draw His greatness out of us. The question(s)  should be: (the next time  you face trouble)  What do You want me to learn?  Who do You want to see me in this trouble? How can I give You the glory? How will this trouble lead me closer the Your purpose and plans for me?