I am not always a fan of this equation because usually something bad is going on in my life that brings about this learning and growth. More often than not, this seems to be the case for many people. I’d like to say that I always learn lessons the easy way, but I apparently rarely do. Often I learn on the other side of some trial or hardship.
Despite the trial, I am beyond grateful that the Lord brings me through it and that He teaches me in the midst of it. That is one of His goals for us…to learn and to grow in times like that.
“It was good for me to be afflicted
so that I might learn your decrees.” Psalm 119:71
I believe that there is such a depth and intimacy that is forged in seasons of pain. It may not feel good but God will always work it for our good.
What are you learning in your current season?