When you understand that there’s significance in your suffering, that understanding will turn fear into faith. It will turn sighing into singing. It will turn doubting into dancing. It will turn worrying into worship, and it will turn trying into trusting. You will know what God is doing for you through your suffering.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.