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February 14, 2018

What Keeps Leaders Going Through the Challenging Days of the Session?

Serving in state government can often be difficult, particularly through the challenging days of the regular session. What is it that keeps leaders going? Why do folks continue to serve in such difficult roles, some for many years? For most, you would have to say it is HOPE. Hope that they can help truly make a difference in making West Virginia a better place to live and work. Hope that they can find answers to the many problems our state faces. Without such hope, it would certainly be difficult to continue in government service.

What keeps us going through the challenging days of life? Every person faces difficulties and suffering. The follower of Christ will face trials particularly because of their faith. How do we deal with the trials and sufferings of life that are sure to come? It is through HOPE. Paul writes in Romans 8 of the hope believers have that Jesus will be with us through any trials and suffering we might face. He reminds us the hope that we have that we will one day be with Christ and all the trials and sufferings will be over.

This is the topic of this week's Bible study as we continue our series in Romans 8. In verses 16-25 we read of the hope we have in the midst of the suffering every believer will endure.

  • Please pray for us as we continue to reach out to the legislators, elected officials, lobbyists, and staff during the remaining days of the session.
  • Pray for those who are not believers that perhaps their suffering and trials might lead them to repent and put their faith in Christ.
  • This has once again turned out to be quite a challenging session with the education and public employees insurance issues. Please pray for the believers serving during these difficult days to remember and consider the hope they have in Christ.

Tim Pauley

Capitol Commission West Virginia