“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”-1 Peter 5:10
As Christians, we like the thought of sharing in Christ's glory, but what about sharing in His suffering? The Bible teaches that we will suffer times of trial if we are to share in the glory. Is it worth it? Read- Romans 8:18.
No matter the circumstance, each of us has felt suffering at some point in our lives. When it comes to the problem of endured suffering. The Bible devotes an entire book of Job to dealing with the problem. However there are other stories also. God wants us to become so mature and stable that we act right even when none of our circumstances are good. There are different levels of faith, and we want to use our faith to get rid of our suffering. But sometimes God's plan is for us to exercise a higher level of faith that will carry us through life's challenges. Read-Hebrews 4:16.
Also, the Bible says when suffering comes “count it all joy".
Don't overlook His keeping, strengthening and enabling power. Read- John 16:33
I encourage you today, if you are going through a time of suffering, take heart because in Christ, you will come through it and share in His glory which shall be revealed! Trust God’s purposes in the midst of suffering, even when you don’t know what those purposes are. We serve a God who has lived on this earth and endured trauma, temptation, bereavement, torture, hunger, thirst, persecution, and even execution. He experienced the same suffering as many people do today.
Refuse to be discouraged, Remember God is with you and He loves you. In your time of distress know He is distressed also the bibles says “During all their distress it was distressing to him.And his own personal messenger saved them.In his love and compassion he repurchased them,And he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.” -Isaiah 63:9
There is an end to your suffering. Rely on God's Protection and Guidance.-Psalm 23:4 Move through your suffering, trust the Lord and find hope in Him!
“They cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness, the utter darkness, and broke away their chains.” -Psalm 107:13-14