Hardship is hard. And when there doesn’t seem to be a point to it, it’s even harder.
Tom Long says that “People can endure intense distress and pain if they know it is not meaningless.” So what if your hardship wasn’t meaningless? What if your hardship was loving discipline from God? What if it he was training you and teaching you for something significant?
The Pulse Podcast is about living abundantly wholeheartedly. It includes different kinds of content: Interviews, featured topics, or biblical studies. This episode is the later—a more in-depth look at Hebrews 12:1-13.
I take us through the text and explain the much-quoted “cloud of witnesses,” what it means to fix our eyes on Jesus, and how our hardships can sometimes be understood as loving, parental discipline.
Trials can be trainers and teachers.
The sermon that accompanies this same section of text is called “Trials can be trainers and teachers” and can be accessed by clicking here.