Suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
- Romans 5:3-4 [RSV]
Wandering within in a dark valley?
Take courage amidst the darkness. You are building endurance and honing character, thus creating hope.
And hope does not disappoint.
Lord, when we find ourselves in a dark place - blindsided, bewildered and lost - give us endurance and strengthen our character. Please let us see a glimpse of light, however small, on the horizon.
Photo Credit: Lisa Livezey, "Valley View," Cabrach, Scotland