August 19, 2019
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow His steps. 1 Peter 2:21
Christ suffered for you.
“But I don’t want to suffer for Him.”
You’re going to suffer anyway—whether you are saved or lost. That’s life in a fallen world.
When you submit to Jesus Christ and obey the Word of God, He is going to arch a rainbow of hope over your suffering. He is going to write Romans 8:28 over what you are going through. You will know that your current trial is for your good.
Surrender and submission to God are the only way to get His grace and power over your life. Joy, peace, and worry-free days are ahead for the one who lays his life down for the glory of God. Suffering will come, but joy will follow.