Over at The High Calling, they’re doing a series on thriving through stress, and John Blase writes on how endurance makes us stronger:
I am a man of prayer. I don’t do it very well, but I believe in its efficacy regardless of me. Needless to say, I was a praying son of a gun the month of January and February and dipping over into March. My initial petitions were along the lines of Jesus, please snap your divine fingers and get me out of this mess. Make the pain go away so I can at least smile at my new co-workers.
You know what happened? Nothing. In fact, things seemed to grow worse.