“All discipline for the moment seems not to be joyful, but sorrowful; yet to those who have been trained by it, afterwards it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness” (Hebrews 12:11).

Society seems to evaluate most things, including suffering and hardships, only in terms of the discomfort experienced in the present moment. For those training in the faith, however, the perspective is to wait and see the aftereffects of what God is accomplishing in us. For these, “afterwards” is always more significant than “the moment.”

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