by Jason Romano
And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 1 Peter 5:10
Adversity is a part of life. There’s chains that so many of us are going through right now. Addiction, broken relationships, financial hardships, lost family members, children straying, bitterness, unforgiveness, anger, anxiety, depression. So many hardships.
And often, when I talk to different people, especially those on the podcast I host, the times that they’ve struggled, the times of adversity, the times they’ve been stuck in life, those times have served as the greatest lessons we could ever imagine.
And yes, those trials hurt when we’re in the middle of them, but the light at the end of the tunnel gives us hope to persevere, and when we make it through the fire, we’re often better for it.
Winthrop basketball coach Jayson Gee on our podcast said it beautifully, “Adversity is training ground; not a complaining ground.”
This week, as hard as this may be, be thankful for the adversity that you’ve gone through knowing that it has shaped and molded you into the person you are today.
I hope you have a great week!
Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and church leader with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. Jason is now the host and producer of the Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith.
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