And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope (Romans 5:3-4).
One of the key aspects of the Christian life is that it is full of tribulations and sufferings. So many in the world of Big Evangelical have adopted the best-life-now philosophy, that you will not hear about suffering in the Christian life from the plastic pulpits or invisible pulpits in most mega churches. This is because suffering and tribulation do not sell well. And let’s be honest, who wants to hear “trust in Jesus for salvation and plan on suffering for the rest of your life?”