How to Be Strong in Hard Times
Where Do These Hardships Come From?
And, how might God use adversity and tough times for His good in our lives? As offered throughout the Bible, there are seven possible sources of hardships. 1. Life’s troubles in this fallen world; 2. Suffering for Christ; 3. Discipline of God; 4. Training in godliness; 5. The cost of discipleship and following Christ; 6. The consequences of bad or foolish decisions and actions; and 7. The judgment of God