Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as His children. For what children are not disciplined by their father?
Hardships.....we all have them, like it or not. We talked about this in church today...that hardships are a part of life and used by God to make us rely on the Holy Spirit for our strength, wisdom and guidance. Thinking of hardships as being part of God's discipline (as a father would discipline his child), rather than punishment, helps me accept them better...... with less "poor me"..... with less "what did I do to deserve this"..... and with less resentment. I'll never like trials and tribulations, but this scripture directs me to look at them with a different, positive perspective.