Suffering as a Christian

By   •   October 5   •   Topics:

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God sometimes allows Christians to suffer, in order that they might learn the secret of obedience. The Psalmist said, “Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now have I kept thy word” (Psalm 119:67). It was not until after great sorrow and much affliction that David learned obedience to God.

My dear Christian friend, if you are today suffering at the hand of God and you have asked a thousand times, “Why?” I beg of you to be patient and quiet before God, and listen to the still, small voice. Bow under His loving hand and recognize that above the clouds the sun is shining. God has a purpose and design for your life, and what is happening to you is for your good.

Prayer for the day

The human in me says, “Why, Lord?” whenever I have to bear suffering—but the Spirit-filled me that was born again says, “I trust You, Father.”

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2 Comments

  1. Eria says:

    Hi,

    I find doing a genuine gratitude list helps with the dark moments. Plus reading, listening to positive content and hanging out with positive people..

  2. Ghada Michael says:

    I need prayers for guidance. My daughter is 18, struggling with depression and sadness. She can’t help it. She is praying also but she said, nothing works. Pray for wisdom so we can find the path that God has prepared for us. Please