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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Suffering can make you bitter or better; the decision is yours.

WHERE IS GOD

 

(After all) what kind of glory (is there in it) if, when you do wrong and are punished for it, you take it patiently? But if you bear patiently with suffering (which results) when you do right and that is

underserved, it is acceptable and pleasing to God.     1 PETER 2:20

 

Suffering is one of the most difficult things to understand in life and in Christianity.  We know that God is good, and we know that He sees everything and is all-powerful, buy why does He allow us to suffer especially unjustly?

 

God does not delight in our suffering, but He is honored and pleased when we endure it with a good attitude, according to our Scripture for today.  Trust requires unanswered questions.  If we knew all the answers, faith would not even be necessary.  We must remember that even Jesus suffered unjustly.

 

Some people become angry with God when tragedy or extreme difficulty comes their way.  After a man watched his only son die of cancer, he bitterly asked God, “Where were you when my son died?”  God replied, “The same place I was when Mine died.”

 

God gave his only Son and allowed Him to go through unspeakable suffering He did not deserve, and He did it for us.  The true test of faith is how we behave during trials and tribulations.

 

                                                            Love God Today: Suffering can make you bitter or better; the decision is yours.

 


 

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