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Saturday, November 27, 2010

SUFFERING


1 Peter 4:16


"If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed,
but praise God that you bear that name." (NIV)


"Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be
ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."
(KJV)

Suffering is a human reality that no one on earth
escapes. The problem is, most of the time we
suffer because of something we've done or we
get in the crossfire of natural consequences. But,
how often do we suffer because we are children of
God, Christians, doing His will? If we suffer for that,
we can rejoice and give praise to the Lord, for He
will honor us and bless us for suffering for His sake.

Heavenly Father, please forgive us when we complain
about suffering, when it is our own doing or we are merely
experiencing a part of being in this world. Bad things will
happen to everyone. Help us Lord, to rejoice if we suffer
because we are living for You and we are doing Your will.
In Jesus' name. Amen.

     
©2010

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5 comments:

MTJ said...

Hi Bobbi,

Thank you for always sharing a thought, a word, or scripture that encourages, inspires and teaches.

Blessings and peace.

MTJ

Heather said...

Newest follower from Spiritual Sunday, love your encouragement!
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Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

This is always easier said than done for me. It's something I need to work on.
Thank-you and God Bless,
Ginger

sarah said...

thanks for this encouraging post. ☺

Ruth said...

thank you for always so encouraging Dr. Bobbi!!

Blessings,
Ruth

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