THOUGHT OF THE DAY
Romans 5:2-5 AMP
 Through Him we also have access by faith into this [remarkable state of] grace in which we [firmly and safely and securely] stand. Let us rejoice in our hope and the confident assurance of [experiencing and enjoying] the glory of [our great] God [the manifestation of His excellence and power].
 And not only this, but [with joy] let us exult in our sufferings and rejoice in our hardships, knowing that hardship (distress, pressure, trouble) produces patient endurance;
 and endurance, proven character (spiritual maturity); and proven character, hope and confident assurance [of eternal salvation].
 Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
• Suffering is not an OBSTACLE to you being used by God, it is an OPPORTUNITY for you to be used like never before.