Do Not Pray for Easy Lives. Pray to Be Stronger Men.

Life can be hard, and sometimes as Christians we think it shouldn’t be so. I am sure we all have prayed for relief from the struggle and for things to make life easier. But perhaps that’s not what God has in mind. I believe our 35th president understood this principle.

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men.” – John F. Kennedy

Whether we like it or not, and I don’t think I’ve met anyone who really likes it, God uses hardship and struggle to shape us according to His plan, not ours. So the advice of John F. Kennedy is very apropos. Let’s see what the Bible says.

According to the Apostle Peter, we should not be surprised when we face trials and troubles…

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