I Peter 4:12-13 “Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the painful trial you’re suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.”

A.W. Tozer once wrote, “When I understand that everything happening to me is to make me more Christlike, it resolves a great deal of anxiety.” And this includes suffering, pain, loss, & persecution…or as II Timothy 3:12 reminds us, “Everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.” But when it comes to enduring those painful & anxiety-filled trials, we want to know God’s purpose beforehand…but most times we don’t have a clue why God is taking us through this long road of suffering. But if we can hold on to the promise that nothing will ever happen to us that God hasn’t first ordained…the peace of Christ & His calming grace will rule & reign in our hearts.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

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