Sunday, February 28
I Peter 5:6-12; II Timothy 12; II Cor 4:17; I Peter 4:12; John 9:1-2
Why is there suffering in the world? This is the most asked question people have about God. We have all experienced pain and some have experienced extreme suffering. The whole earth experiences suffering. There is suffering because we live in a fallen world, but if you will turn to Jesus in your time of suffering, you will find a Savior who is no stranger to suffering ready to help you through it. There is grace for every situation, including yours.
A choice was made centuries ago that brought sin in the world, but that is because Jesus has always allowed man to choose who they will serve and who they will follow. God gives us the opportunity to choose Him or reject Him and all choices have consequences.
Whatever you are going through, God will always give you grace for it. In your weakness, God’s strength is made perfect. There is grace for your situation and God is standing over you to help you keep moving forward toward your purpose. Grace is the greatest spotter that ever there was. A great spotter will help you lift more than you could before. If you keep the faith, you can complete the journey. Keep the faith! If you keep the faith, the Keeper will keep you.
Uses for your suffering:
God will use suffering to perfect you, to mature and refine you to keep you from carnality. Only the heat can separate the pure from the filthy. Pain increases maturity and maturity will increase your capacity. God sees you as more than you are.
God uses pain to establish you. He uses it to make you stronger, like steel. Pray that your faith does not fail. It’s better to be a follower who sometimes fails than one who fails to follow.
Your suffering is not in vain and God will give you the grace for it.
Dr. Mark Rutland
Pastor Jentezen Franklin
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Pastor Jentezen Franklin
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