Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
verb (used with object) .
to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full.
a resolution or determination made, as to follow some course of action.
firmness of purpose or intent; determination.