Where there is no struggle, there is no strength. (Oprah Winfrey, TV host)

If you help an emerging butterfly in its struggle out of its chrysalis, you may free it, but the little creature will not be able to fly because it has not developed its strength. It’s the “No Pain, No Gain” life lesson. Most of our lives have many times of physical, emotional, and mental stress. Persevering through them develops the strength and character to face the continuing challenges of life.

Endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. (Romans 5:4)