“Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.”
I Peter 4:16 NKJV
Suffering is an essential part of our journey with Christ. Suffering can take on many forms. We can suffer financially in which we may go through a time of uncertainty. We can suffer physically in which we suffer for our stand for Christ. We can suffer emotionally in which we endure seasons of discouragement and depression.
But in all that we face the Lord uses it for our good and His glory. He uses the suffering we face to develop within us His character and nature. We must remember when we come to Christ we are marred by sin. But through Jesus we are washed clean. But the process of sanctification and maturity is just that a progressive process in which God moves us from glory to glory.
In all that we face we must give glory to God. We must trust Him in all things and know that His promises for us are true. He works all things together for our good and the work He began in us, He will bring it to completion. Today if you are suffering know that you are not alone and the Lord's grace is sufficient. He will carry and lead you to victory. Hold fast my friend and understand every promise and plan He has for your life He will bring it to pass.