November 28th, 2021 – Christians are going to face trials. It is unavoidable when the world we live in is at odds with the faith we live. These trials though create a strength and perseverance that grow strengthen our faith and grows our relationship with God and the Holy Spirit. But why do it? Hope. Hope that tomorrow will be better today. Hope that our struggles will one day be rewarded. Life without hope leads to dark places. How many lives are lost to suicide this time of year, every year because there is no hope. But life with Christ helps us through our challenges. And hope gives us the strength to get out of bed and face another day, knowing that God is at work in our lives. And that our lives have meaning to Him.