What to Remember When You A Suffering

Are you or have you ever suffered physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally? The topic of suffering is mentioned throughout the Bible.  Christ suffered.  To suffer means to be afflicted or experience misfortunes. Perhaps the very mention of suffering brings to mind your own experience or the sufferings of others.  Is there any encouragement or instruction in the Bible when we or someone we know is suffering? Yes. First Peter 4:19 gives both encouragement and instruction.  First, Peter says to “entrust our soul” to God.  What a good word of instruction in difficult and evil days. No one can touch our soul, our mind, emotions, and will, when we give them to God. Second, Peter reminds us that God is a faithful creator.  That’s a double blessing and word of encouragement for us to hang onto. Faithful. That says it all. God isn’t going anywhere. He’ll stay with us regardless of what happens to us or around us. Second, God, who created the world, is still creator. He is making all things new. If you are suffering or know someone who is, cling to the instruction and encouragement in 1 Peter 4:19. “Therefore, those also who suffer according to the will of God shall entrust their souls to a faithful creator in doing what is right.”

Faithful Creator, Lord Jesus, thank You that we can entrust our souls to You.