“Hope” is the third element that God builds in us through tribulation. Instead of occasionally glancing forward, our hope enables us to know why we are who we are and we know where we are going. ~ Wilson, Ralph F.. Christ Powered Life: Discipleship Lessons from Romans 5-8 (JesusWalk Bible Study Series) (p. 16). JesusWalk Publications. Kindle Edition.
What is tribulation?
What are its synonyms?
Trouble, worry, anxiety, burden,
cross to bear, affliction,
ordeal, trial, adversity,
hardship, tragedy, trauma,
reverse, setback, blow, difficulty,
problem, issue, misfortune, bad luck,
ill fortune, mishap, misadventure;
suffering, distress, misery,
sadness, heartache, woe, grief,
pain, anguish, agony?
How does God build hope through tribulation?
We glory in tribulations,
knowing that tribulation produces perseverance;
and perseverance, character; and character, hope.
Now hope does not disappoint,
because the love of God
has been poured out in our hearts
by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.