Rejoice In Suffering!
By June Stein
Rejoice in my suffering? How can that be?
Yes rejoice because of God’s plan for me,
He tells me the blessings my sufferings will reap,
As faithfully, He will His promises keep.
Suffering produces endurance, you see;
Endurance will produce character in me,
Character, God tells me, produces hope,
Which does not disappoint, and allows me to cope.
All because God’s love is poured into my heart,
Through the Holy Spirit, which will never depart.
Yes, I shall rejoice!
[Based on Romans 5:3-5]