May God bless and strengthen you all the days of your life. Ephesians 6
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire —may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1 Peter 1: 6-7
Thought – The Language of Pain:
When your life explodes in continuous pain and prolonged suffering, trust in Christ Jesus is more important than logic.
The notion of pain/suffering/evil is something the Bible recognizes in its earliest books. Job is an ancient book, and its focus is on pain and suffering. The Book of Job undoubtedly served as a constant reminder to the Jewish nation that their relationship with God was not related to their physical circumstances. That reminder has been met throughout history by believers with varying amounts of acceptance.
We must accept trials as part of the refining process that burns away impurities and prepares us to meet our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Remember – Jesus carries us through everything, because He is able.
I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. Isa 48:10
Trust and obey, for there’s no other way to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.
John H. Sammis, 1846-1919
Confidence in Christ gives us the perseverance and courage when facing sorrow and pain
Have a Victorious walk in Christ
The Journey Team