Plan for Suffering

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Our life has its beginning in suffering. Life’s span is marked by pain and tragedy, and our lives terminate with the enemy called death. The person who expects to escape the pangs of suffering and disappointment simply has no knowledge of the Bible, of history, or of life. The master musician knows that suffering precedes glory and acclaim. He knows the hours, days, and months of grueling practice and self-sacrifice that precede the one hour of perfect rendition when his mastership is applauded. The student knows that years of study, privation and self-renunciation precede the triumphant day of graduation and honors. Yes, there are clouds of suffering for each one of us, but God says, “I come to you in the thick dark cloud of suffering,” By faith you can see His blessed face in the storm. God has His plan and purpose in all suffering.

Prayer for the day

Heavenly Father, help me to remember that none of my suffering is in vain. Through it teach me more of Your love and comfort.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    Christ suffered on the cross, he shed his blood in an ultimate sacrifice, so that if we could only believe we will have eternal life in the kingdom of YHWH God in the New Jerusalem on the new Earth; he suffered so that we could be blessed; thank YOU, lord Yeshua.

  2. margareta cronholm says:

    I will pray in Jesus Name for us all who suffer.Prayer is the best way to make a way out of suffering and help us see the cross of Christ in glory.

  3. Deborah Rodgers says:

    My beloved blood brother died last year December 9th, it has been so hard for me to live without him but one thing thy Lord taught me yesterday is that I should grow more in every pain and sufferings, grow more spiritually but trusting more of JESUS in my life and today, this inspirational word has been really of a help and encouragement, thank you

  4. Shirley Dunton says:

    Enjoy all your devotionals.

  5. sue says:

    My daughter recently told me she no longer wanted me in her life. She is 40 years old. I have a granddaughter 15 who she also removed from my life. There has been some friction recently but nothing beyond normal life issues that my husband and I were going through. Cancer, a recent move, failure to adjust to a new area closer to our daughter. We do not understand why we were totally kicked out of their life. It has been over 4 months now w/no communication. I cannot call, e mail because they’ve blocked both. Our daughter was hurt somehow but she will not speak to us. Her husband is very controlling and shortly after we were removed from her life, her best friend, who disagreed w/what they did to us, was also totally removed.

  6. Susan Dean says:

    Pastor Graham I need to know your opinion on the 4th comandment. 90% of the world breaks this one. Like they say u break one u break them all. Thank u

  7. John E Schmidt says:

    I’ve been searching for a while now. I’ve renewed my faith in god and fellow man only to have it stepped on time and time again. I left the church because I truly felt God wasn’t there anymore. Now I am hoping and praying that I can restore my faith, with God. I know he’s never given up on me, I just want him to know that I to never really lost my faith in him. Society as a whole has turned their backs on Christ I’m afraid. With the way things are going in the world its not hard to become distracted and swayed. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. Not going to back down from that any longer. If there was ever a time to come home to God. It’s right now! God bless and thank you. I needed to reach out today.