By   •   January 11

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Nowhere does the Bible teach that Christians are to be exempt from the tribulations and natural disasters that come upon the world. It does teach that the Christian can face tribulation, crisis, calamity, and personal suffering with a supernatural power that is not available to the person outside Christ. The early Christians were able to experience joy in their hearts in the midst of trials, troubles, and depression. They counted suffering for Christ not as a burden or misfortune, but as a great honor, as evidence that Christ counted them worthy to witness to Him through suffering. They never forgot what Christ Himself had gone through for their salvation; and to suffer for His name’s sake was regarded as a gift rather than a cross. Christians can rejoice in tribulation because they have eternity’s values in view. When the pressures are on, they look beyond their present predicaments to the glories of heaven. The thought of the future life with its prerogatives and joys helps to make the trials of the present seem light and transient.

Read More: Why Does Suffering Exist?

Prayer for the day

Father, help me to go beyond the afflictions and tribulations of our age, and to look toward the inheritance reserved for us in heaven.

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  1. Melissa.S.Phillips says:

    Statement so very True!! And I’m so Thankful to Jesus for Calarvry! Thankful for your Devotions Mr Graham God Bless Ya an You & Family always in my prayers.

  2. Thomas Gascon says:

    Thank you Jesus!!!

  3. Lila Stubblefield says:

    Wonderful message

  4. dilip yadav says:

    Jesus is my life….
    Pleace pray for me….

  5. suzette lopez (818) 455 3986 says:

    Praise God for giving Rev. Billy Graham to the world that desperately needs Him. It’s been my long time dream to meet him in person and give him a hug. I attended his evangelistic crusade in Pasadena, CA before but did not even had the opportunity to meet him personally. I even sponsored a couple (pastor and his wife) from the Philippines to attend his seminar in Monterey, CA in 1995. All glory, honor and praises belong to the Lord our God! Hallelujah!!!

  6. Lester Moore says:

    It is my prayer as a nation we can turn back to God ,put him first an once again become a light in the dark for the world to see.

  7. Margareta Cronholm says:

    Yes Lord, I will remember my home in Heaven!

  8. chindak James says:

    i love that

  9. JudyLisette Martin says:

    I have found this so true in my life. But right now, suffering from post operative pain, I am aware that I am not as able to pray and rejoice as has become the norm for living with a disability.

  10. Kim Farnham says:

    Billy Graham is an inspiration. Thank you.