Tag Archives: suffering

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4 Are you suffering? If you are struggling, oppressed, in pain, anguish, it’s likely you’ve asked, “Why me?” A wise Pastor once taught, “All sin results in suffering, but not all suffering is […]

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death.” Revelation 21:4 There is an actual medical condition called chronic pain. People who suffer from chronic pain are in some type of pain nearly all of the time. About 11% of Americans suffer from chronic pain. Another 40 million adults, about 17% […]

“Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, ‘I am thirsty.’” John 19:28 Often times, I do not think it is truly understood or appreciated how much Jesus suffered on the cross, dying for our sins. Not only did He endure the most torturous death ever invented, […]

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.” 1 Peter 4:12-13 The New Testament has a lot to say about suffering. Peter’s […]

“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Romans 8:18 If you sin, it will always result in suffering. There is an eternal consequence to disobeying God. The Bible tells us that without Jesus, the price for sin is death. Jesus paid that price and […]

“Stand up for those who are weak and for those whose fathers have died. See to it that those who are poor and those who are beaten down are treated fairly.” Psalm 82:3 In the United States, Christians don’t really know persecution. Sure there are those who might not accept our beliefs, or ridicule us on […]

“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 Peace. It’s something we all crave in one way or another. Peace in a troubled relationship. Peace and quiet. Political or social peace. Inner peace. […]

“…Keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:16-17 One of China’s greatest evangelists for the Gospel was a man named, […]

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15 Did you know that suffering is the Christian’s greatest platform to exalt Christ? How would our lives change if we began to consider every struggle, trial, or unjust suffering a […]

“For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil.” 1 Peter 3:17 You dotted the “I’s” and you’ve crossed the “T’s.” You went by the book, did the right thing, and took the high road. You love Jesus and live right, but you still get kicked […]