Business, life, golf – you name it – these are games built around one’s navigation through difficulty and getting to experience that which good.
The Scriptures tell us that difficulty produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
In other words, the one who perseveres is granted the anticipation of goodness (hope).
And hope? Well, it’s one of the few things we know doesn’t disappoint us.
Show me a field without any work and I’ll show you a harvest with no anticipation, eventual disappointment, and missing the theme of goodness.