Here We ‘Grow’ Again!
(Hebrews 12:11) No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

We certainly enjoy ourselves when things are going well and everyone around us is happy. Those times are refreshing and rewarding. But we know we must go through hard times, too. During hard times, we are stretched and tried beyond our comfort - beyond our ‘happy place’ – so we can grow in character and spiritual strength. Without hard times, we would not be able to attain the level of victory we have in Jesus nor could we handle the blessings He has for us! We have reason to appreciate the hard times when they come, just as we appreciate the good times. In both circumstances, Jesus is in it with us. So, lets agree that the next time we find ourselves outside of our comfort zone, we’ll take a cleansing breath and say, “Here we ‘grow’ again!”