To show that you are the children of your Father Who is in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the wicked and on the good, and makes the rain fall upon the upright and the wrongdoers [alike]. Matthew 5:45
Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful.
Suffering brings us to the end of ourselves. It exposes and confronts our fickle ways, or in better words, areas where we could use more work in. Suffering is inevitable for all human beings, the word says that the rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.
The bible promises us trouble! The word clearly says we will suffer! We will be persecuted for following Christ. We suffer when others accuse us, offend us or ridicule our faith. We suffer when we deny ourselves to obey God’s word. And we suffer when our plans are blown to the wind when they don’t fit Gods agenda. The difference between us and unbelievers, is that God is with us through it all. When we can’t control or understand situations, the Spirit of God gives an inexplicable peace, which surpasses understanding.
God is with us through the ups and downs of it all. He is for us, and not against us. The Lord is faithful to us no matter what, not because of who we are or what we deserve, but because of who He is! God is in control, declare that your God is greater than any situation you may be facing!
Father God, thank you for your tender mercies and faithfulness. Thank you telling us the truth, despite of what false teaching may have us believe. We give you glory, and praise for being the true and living God. Our ever present rock. I pray you help all those suffering, may they see their situations in a different positive way. May they see your goodness through it all. In Jesus name, Amen.