Struggling Side-by-Side

Struggling Side-by-Side

Thoughts
I don’t like to struggle. Not. At. All. Ask anyone who has ever seen me in a gym (There are very few who have!). If there’s a struggle bus, I’m the first to get off it! But struggle (or in New Testament language, “suffering”) is necessary for growth. It makes sense, right? No pain, no gain. You have to “feel the burn!” There’s supposed to be a “good kind of sore” when you workout. (I don’t know these things personally. It’s what I hear.) But in spiritual growth, why don’t we expect pain? Why don’t we expect to ache? Why don’t we expect the bumps and bruises of spiritual development? I mean, we may expect to experience struggle and suffering in life. We aren't surprised by the loss of a job…
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