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. Max Fowler says:

    Franklin, I remember back in the day (1956?) that I saw your Dad at Texas Stadium in Dallas. It was inspiring. He was a great communicator.

  2. sonny says:

    Betrayed by my family and trusted people in business, I know at some point God will bring me peace and courage.

  3. Karen Hilley says:

    God bless all of you and what you do for HIM!

  4. Gerry says:

    God promises not to permit more than we can bear. He always knows what is best for his children, even if we don’t always understand. Of this, we can be certain.

  5. Harold Muse says:

    I’m suffering as a Christian, but I love and trust the Lord.

    1. Brent says:

      Praying for you brother, may He share his strength with you.

  6. John says:

    Thank you for this. So very timely!

  7. Mona vanzant says:

    Thank you lord for letting me know that you are here with me even though I betrayed you. I am sorry.

  8. Zack Meadows says:

    I live in the heart of it and I see people hurting people dying from on the streets and lack of faith Ukiah California is where we’re at right now this town needs our prayers and need some God in it and I believe that Jesus is the answer

  9. Rosario Lewis says:

    God has his ways of bringing his sheep back to him. Thank you God for things you did in my life because You loved me and wanted to bring me back to you. Thanks for all your plans in my life. I bow down before you thanking and praising you for everything in my life. Glory to God. Amen