1 Peter 5:10 The Voice
After you have suffered for a little while, the God of grace who has called you [to His everlasting presence] through Jesus the Anointed will restore you, support you, strengthen you, and ground you.
Revelation 21:4 The Voice
He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
Death will be no more;
Mourning no more, crying no more, pain no more,
For the first things have gone away.
I don’t know if you’ve lost someone or something dear to your life, or maybe you are going through things you cannot talk about. I’m glad you are here reading this, this is your set time, a time to be encouraged.
So, why don’t you scroll up again, read the bible texts you scrolled by unread, slowly read it aloud, personalise it (put I). Sit quietly, think of what you’ve just read, read it the final time.
See, God will never leave or forsake you, the Lord Himself will fight for you, His grace is sufficient for you. When you pass through the waters, He has promised to always be with you, and when through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flames shall not consume you.
Remember, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers you out of them all. The Lord shall stand with you and give you strength, the joy of the Lord is your strength. Keep calm, keep on praying because He bends down to listen to them all, you have the Holy Spirit within you as a comforter for times like this. You are not alone.
Believe His promises over your life. I know this sound a bit cliché but rejoice in your sufferings, knowing that your suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put you to shame, because God’s love has poured into your heart through the Holy Spirit who has been given to you.
Are you encouraged now? No, not yet?
OK let me give you some few example of people who God made their tests become their testimony, their suffering become their glory, and healed their diseases.
Read these few of many testimonies in the Bible, click on the Bible verses
Mark 5:24-34 The woman with the issue of blood
John 5:2-9 The man by the pool of Bethesda
1 Kings 17:7-24 The widow of Zarephath
1 Samuel 1: 5-20 Hannah birth one of the greatest prophets – Samuel
And the Ultimate of them all, the story of Jesus’ suffering which became His Glory.
So don’t worry, you’re in good hands, God’s got you! You’re breaking through something that’s really big.
Emmanuel is with you even in your pain, push a bit more, your miracle, healing, and breakthrough is just round the bend.
May the peace of God that pass all understanding be with you.