Needless to say our hearts breaks for the suffering found in the world today. So much suffering! We must pray for all. Yet, the Bible encourages us as Christians suffering is inevitable, unavoidable, and sure to happen. For the child of God, do you know there are benefits or blessings produced when we suffer for the sake of Christ? The Scripture says, “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you” (1Peter 5:10 KJV). Wow, look what we gain! Like a song says, “Trouble Don’t Last Always.” Lord, we thank You that we’re growing in perfection and becoming more firm in our faith. Through suffering, You are also developing strength in us for Your glory. And oh, how we praise You for settling our spirits that we can rest assured You have everything in control.
“Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin” (1Peter: 4:1)
“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us” (Roman 8:18 KJV).
Dear Lord, help us to trust in You in our sufferings. Help us to patiently wait on you with the joy in knowing You are there, and will never leave us.
I will keep on thanking God for suffering and dying for me. By Hertistine Washington/keeponthanking.com