Wanna know certain truths about suffering? But, first, let me ask you if you’ve ever asked these questions before?!
“Why me God?”
“Why do I have to be at the receiving end?”
“Lord, why am I responsible to maintain the peace of my house?”
“Till when am I supposed to take this injustice?”
“When will this get over?”

We all in some difficult situation might’ve privately accused God and then followed it with some desperate prayers like:
Gooooooodddddd take me out of this!
I can’t take it anymore God, bring it to an end please!
Give me a way out!!!

suffering

In a recent conversation with a friend about hardship and suffering in daily life, we found certain truths about suffering from the word of God that we’d like to share with you.

1. Who has brought suffering on you

We often are in the habit of crying out to God. It is almost like we are asking God why ‘HE’ brings such difficult situations in our life.

The Bible says in James 1:17Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens.
Hence that means our troubles don’t come from God and they are of course the work of the enemy and many times self invited!

Hence our questions and prayers need to change to maybe:
“Lord help me see what has caused this to come over me!”
“Daddy how would’ve You reacted if You were in this situation?”
“Lord how can I glorify You in this?”
“God help me forgive those who offend me!”
“God I ask you to give me the grace and wisdom in this situation!”
“Holy Spirit help me see how the enemy got his way in this!”

Spiritual warfare needs spiritual intelligence!
FIRST STEP- KNOW WHO IS ON YOUR SIDE!! Jesus

I’m sure reading the first point changed your perspective, right? Now let’s go on to see few other truths about suffering. Buckle up!!

2. Sufferings are short lived:

When we are in a difficult situation, the devil makes us believe it will never end. But is that true??
Hannah suffered barrenness, Sarah – insults, & Jesus- the cross.
– God blessed Hannah and she bore a mighty PROPHET- Samuel!
– God blessed Sarah who was looked down upon, insulted and demeaned by her maid servant, with Isaac the only heir to his father’s inheritance.
– Jesus endured the cross & defeated death. The power of God raised Him back from death and the same power now resides in you girl.

For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. (1 Peter 3:12 ESV )

In 1 Peter 1:6 the word of God says “So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while.

There are many examples in the bible that prove that sufferings are temporary! The only thing eternal is GOD, His promises, His Word, His love, His mercy and grace!!!

Can we encourage you today that your troubles are not forever. So, hold on to the promise of God that wonderful joy is ahead of you.

So girl rejoice !

3. Character building will bring you victory:

No matter how impossible your current situation looks, nothing is impossible for our God. Your situation is not going to take you down, it is only building your character. Romans 5:3-4 says “Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope

Today if you are facing a trial or suffering, sit down with God and ask Him what character can I build to conquer this situation. And my friend once you build that character, you will realise the situation can no longer hold you down.

And rejoice, be glad for God has got you. He is a father that sticks by you no matter what.

XOXO

Sheryl & Ruta

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