It’s not necessarily pleasant, but it appears necessary.
COVID seemed to test everyone in some manner and it was through these difficulties that many found a way to overcome… whatever it was.
Does that mean that COVID tested “positive?” Or, was it that one of the side benefits of any crisis is that it serves to use some spiritual muscles that might have become atrophied during more pleasant times?
A gym or exercise routine can be looked at from many different angles.
PORTAL TO HEAVEN: Adversity may be the hardest “in-kind” gift that God gives us.
Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the wilderness these forty years, to humble and test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
Deuteronomy 8:2 NIV