Virtues from the Pain

virtuesRecently, I have encountered a painful situation that I have come to realize is out of my control.  I can’t change it. Yet, it is changing me. I am finding virtues being produced in me from the pain. I am becoming more courageous, more sure of what I believe, more compassionate, more forgiving, more humble, and more at rest in the trustworthiness of God.

What virtues are being produced in you through your pain?

We continue to shout our praise even when we’re hemmed in with troubles, because we know how troubles can develop passionate patience in us, and how that patience in turn forges the tempered steel of virtue, keeping us alert for whatever God will do next. Romans 5:3-4 MSG