June 10, 2013
1 Peter 4:14-16
v 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name
Thinking about suffering isn’t something we like to dwell on. It’s not fun. Just mentioning the word causes shivers. Yet, here in His word God tells us that we have no reason to fear suffering. We have reason to rejoice in it. Mainly because we have salvation and this life we live here is but a vapor. That’s easy to say as I sit here in the comfort of my home. Yet, the words are true even in the midst of pain and trial. What our minds are fixed upon will be what leads us through the valley. If our minds are on our pain and suffering, we may never leave the valley but become mired down in it. If our minds are fixed upon God and His goodness; we will still travel through the valley but He will lead us. He will take care of us. We will get through it praising the one who took care of us.