5 Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Through him we have obtained access[b] to this grace in which we stand, and we[c] rejoice in our hope of sharing the glory of God. 3 More than that, we[d] rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit which has been given to us.
6 While we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly
God of grace and mercy, like gold is refined by fire, help me to realize that I might be made stronger as I pass through troubles that I cannot avoid. Let me try to rejoice in an event of suffering by seeing how I have been able to endure. Show me how character is developed in me as a follower of Jesus. And give me a hope that does not disappoint. Keep me on the faithful path as I look for joy in each day of my earthly journey. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.