Made Perfect In Suffering.
Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.
1 Peter 4:12,13, NIV.
Everyone will face some pain in this life. How we face it makes all the difference in how we get through it. Over 200 years ago, the English preacher John Fletcher gave a fresh perspective on how we can face such difficulties. It still applies to all who have placed their lives in the hands of Jesus.
Be an example to all of how to deny yourself and take up your cross daily. Let them see that you have no interest in any pleasure that doesn’t bring you nearer to God. Disregard any pain as irrelevant which does bring…
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