EVEN SUFFERING HAS A PURPOSE AND IS NOT IN
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