Thursday, January 22, 2015

BUT rejoice (1 Peter 4:12-13)

Dear friends, do not be surprised at the 
fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, 
as though something strange were happening to you.
 BUT rejoice in as much as you participate 
in the sufferings of Christ, 
so that you may be overjoyed when His glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12-13
I have used this verse many times over the last 3 years to remind myself to not say "why me? 
Why did my daughter have to suffer and die?" As much as I don't like that she is gone, the circumstance does help me feel closer to God.
 He was the greatest example of suffering when He gave up His Son to suffer for us.
 I will be Overjoyed when His glory is revealed. 
You may feel what you are going through right this very moment is a fiery ordeal.
 Remember God's word NEVER promised us life would be easy!
 BUT remember who is there with you.

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