As believers we are not exempt from suffering, in fact Christ promises us troubles (John 16:33). Yet God uses our sufferings to mark our growth in our relationship with Him. In this sermon we learned how God uses our sufferings to cultivate in us endurance to stand our ground, to develop authentic character, and to grow us in our faith. When it comes to the trials in our lives, they are not without purpose, and filled with much promise, for God uses our troubles for His glory and for our good.