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EVEN SUFFERING HAS A PURPOSE AND IS NOT IN VAIN

Living a victorious Christian life is not having one mountain top experience after another. Mountain peaks go down into valleys and gradually rise up again to another peak.

Christians go through many valleys and peaks during their lives. It is when we are down in the valleys that we grow stronger and learn more trust and faith in our Heavenly Father.

We do not go through the valleys because God is mad at us or doesn't love us. God allows us to go through these difficult things because He wants us to be more like Him, and He is with us each step of the way. We are being prepared for the highest mountain.

Have faith and trust in God because your suffering is not in vain.

I Peter 2:20-21 - If you are beaten for doing wrong, there is no reason to praise you for being patient in your punishment. But if you suffer for doing good, and you are patient, then God is pleased. This is what you were called to do, because Christ suffered for you and gave you an example to follow. So you should do as He did.

I Peter 3:14 - But even if you suffer for doing right, you are blessed. "Don't be afraid of what they fear; do not dread those things."

I Peter 5:10 - And after you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling. He called you to share in His glory in Christ, a glory that will continue forever.

Prayer: Dear Father thank You for everything; bless me with the confidence in Your Love and Goodness to endure the things that I must endure. Amen