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.

Why does God allow suffering?

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. Bonnie Byrd says:

    Love the devotions.

  2. Leslie says:

    Thank You, Jesus. Please show me the way.

  3. Shirley Howard says:

    I read the daily devotion every day. It really opens my eyes and speak to me. Thank you for posting. I look forward to it every day. God bless.

  4. Lara Tarahteeff says:

    Thank you for the picture on this devotional (10/5/17). You have featured it on several occasions and it looks so much like my dad that every time I see it, it makes me think of him. God’s peace and the love of Jesus.