Suffering produces perseverance.
Romans 5:3 NIV
First of all, I am the worst when it comes to suffering. Muscle soreness after a workout will have me whining because of my ridiculously low pain threshold. But that is exactly it. Any athlete will tell you that in order to become faster, better, and stronger, you need to embrace the pain. The soreness indicates that your muscles are rebuilding themselves, which is good!
Faith is like a muscle, and the principle is basically the same here. Life comes with plenty of challenges along the way. The soreness that these challenges cause in your life have the potential to strengthen your faith muscle.
Whatever you are going through right now, whatever storms are raging in your life, I want to encourage you that your faith can grow in this season. Hold on to God, allow Him to build up your faith through the tribulation, and be patient in the process.
When we go through tough seasons in life, often times there is not much we can do but to be patient and trust Him.
What faith muscle exercises are you going through right now?