Suffering as a Christian

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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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  1. John Leazer says:

    How do we show support for the Christians murdered in the tragic shooting in Oregon ?

  2. christine says:

    Really? People are suffering because they are NOT being obedient to God? Suffereing is doled out by God to get our attention? So, then, after they’ve followed him and the suffering DOES NOT GO AWAY…what’s the “excuse” then?

  3. ray says:

    Good stuff

  4. Sue says:

    Thank you for this message, I needed it to make me stronger and have more faith and trust in the Lord. Amen.

  5. Gerry says:

    Suffering is not intended to be enjoyable . God does not allow his children to suffer needlessly. I do not claim to know why we suffer at times. Perhaps it is required for our spiritual growth. He is the potter we are the clay.