The School of Hard Knocks: Endurance

August 24, 2014

Jay Strother · James 1:2-12

“Why does God allow pain and suffering?”  It’s the age-old question and the #1 response on the survey: how could a good God allow suffering?  James argues that trials and tests in this life don’t disprove God, but rather are used by God to build endurance and maturity.  The cross itself stands as the ultimate proof (Rom. 5:3-8) that suffering can produce hope and courage instead of bitterness and despair.