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. sunday jugu says:

    I like all your write ups, cos they are all encouraging thank you.

  2. Elizabeth Angeles says:

    Thanks to your faithfulness and your willingness to be used by God .

  3. Jan Harp says:

    May God Bless You !!! In The Wonderful Ways That Your Words Of God Has Blessed So Many. Thank You For Letting Me Feel Hope.

  4. Sonia Kobe says:

    I recently lost my husband. Your book The Reason for my Hope was the last one that he read. It encourages me too. Thank you for your life dedicated to The Lord.

  5. Margaret Lowe says:

    May God continue to bless you in a mighty way! Your comments are very uplifting,!

  6. catherine says:

    I am flat broke tons of medical bills from my daughter so I’ll. We need lots of prayers to help my family! Too much pain and suffering… job is costing me money to keep it! I can not get ahead …

    1. Laura Speer says:

      I will pray for you and your problems. But remember, God sees what you are going through and he loves you. Lay all these worries at the foot of his cross and He will bless you with His love and guidance. You have to believe, have faith and trust Him for everything. God Bless.

  7. Craig Barfield says:

    Such wise and practical wisdom from a great keeper of the faith.

  8. pastor clement k phiri says:

    Thank you man of God for your eucoragement,i will go beyong the affliction and tribulations of our age

  9. rose says:

    God bless you

  10. lydia male says:

    Thnk you holy spirt for taking me right to the right things to read I’m so happy that your preaching s are making me maturely grow spirtually amen ilong for more God bles