There are a lot of things we do not understand about suffering. Many of our questions go unanswered but there are some things we can know.
We can know that God knows all about our suffering (Psalms 56:8).
We can know that God understands everything we are going through (Hebrews 4:15).
We can know that God truly cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).
We can know that God will not allow our suffering to go on forever (Revelation 21:3-5).
We can know that God works all things together for our good (Romans 8:28).
We can know that God hears and answers our prayers (1 John 5:14-15).
We can know that God blesses us with every blessing (Ephesians 1:3).
We can know that God will never forsake us (Hebrews 13:5-6).
We can know that God has prepared something far better for us (Romans 8:17).
God does not want us to lose faith, to give up on life or to turn away from Him but to turn to Him, keep on living for Him and to gain faith in Him because we know Him. When we do He is glorified in us.
Isaiah 41:10 “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
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Fort Worth, TX 76135