Essential Part Of The Process

Essential Part Of The Process

1 Peter 5:10 AMP
"After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be]."

Suffering is essential, though it is not embraced it is key to the the growth and maturity of what God has planned for us.
Satan is always attempting to paint an ugly image of God, by use of the discrediting narrative - God is not faithful and if He is why such long periods of suffering or multiple occurrences of pain? This language sounds convincing, but "It Is Far From The Truth About Our God." SUFFERING IS ESSENTIAL.

• Suffering -  undergoing of pain, distress, or injury; to sustain loss or damage
• Essential -  belonging to the very nature of a thing and therefore being incapable of removal without destroying the thing itself or its character.

So, Suffering is really like the Acid Test of our faith in God and relationship with God. Can we maintain the profession of our faith under extreme pressure, pain and loss? The real consideration is not the Faithfulness of God, but our "Obedience" to God when uncomfortable challenges are permitted. Remember, "after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you."

• Acid Test - the proof of the value of something, or the standard that something must meet in order to prove its value.

Psalm 27:13-14 KJV
13 "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord."

Our Prayer
Father, your word declares in patience, possess we our souls, so we achor down in our faith and trust in You, regardless of the magnitude of the test or storm in our lives and we surrender to Your perfect will, in Jesus Name, Amen.

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