Endurance and Hope in Suffering 

1 Peter 5:9-10   Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.

God’s grace transforms our pain.  He is in the midst of restoring our broken lives. Allow Him into the hurt. His strength enables us to endure suffering and establish faith in Him.  His eternal salvation is the salve for our wounds.  He is close to the broken-hearted; He rescues the crushed in spirit.  His Spirit is mightily at work to redeem our sorrow, comfort our racing thoughts, resist temptation and evil, establish a firm foundation of faith, heal our broken places, and call us to His eternal glory in Christ Jesus.  

Our ultimate hope, joy and comfort is in our redemption through Christ’s suffering.  Romans 8:18  For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Photo: Umlauf sculpture garden, Austin, Texas