Sometimes we receive gifts that we are not to fond of. For an example a sweater that may not be “my color”. Although you do not throw the sweater away, it is thrown in a place until it is needed, in the winter. God will give us gifts that we may not penetrate our limited perception. We wonder why he would give us suffering? We have been chatting about Job for quite a while now, but we shift our focus to Jesus, notice how he suffered. Some would say that he suffered in silence, I surmised that he had his moments of questions about the process. However in the midst of it he, Jesus, realized that His suffering had a greater impetus than just him being released from a place. Jesus suffered so we would not have to bear the sting of suffering! Yes, my brothers we will, heck, we must suffer, but because of Jesus’ sacrifice it is nothing like it should be. Thanks be to God who gives us the VICTORY!
Remember this, your suffering is meant to make someone else greater, while pushing to paramount position in this life!
JOHN 18: 1-10 (NLT)
1. After saying these things, Jesus crossed the Kidron Valley with his disciples and entered a grove of olive trees. 2 Judas, the betrayer, knew this place, because Jesus had often gone there with his disciples. 3 The leading priests and Pharisees had given Judas a contingent of Roman soldiers and Temple guards to accompany him. Now with blazing torches, lanterns, and weapons, they arrived at the olive grove. 4 Jesus fully realized all that was going to happen to him, so he stepped forward to meet them. “Who are you looking for?” he asked. 5 “Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (Judas, who betrayed him, was standing with them.) 6 As Jesus said “I am he,” they all drew back and fell to the ground! 7 Once more he asked them, “Who are you looking for?” And again they replied, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 “I told you that I am he,” Jesus said. “And since I am the one you want, let these others go.” 9 He did this to fulfill his own statement: “I did not lose a single one of those you have given me.” 10 Then Simon Peter drew a sword and slashed off the right ear of Malchus, the high priest’s slave. 11 But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath. Shall I not drink from the cup of suffering the Father has given me?”
2 CORINTHIANS 4:16-18 (AMP)
16 Therefore we do not become discouraged [spiritless, disappointed, or afraid]. Though our outer self is [progressively] wasting away, yet our inner self is being [progressively] renewed day by day. 17 For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! 18 So we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are unseen; for the things which are visible are temporal [just brief and fleeting], but the things which are invisible are everlasting and imperishable. — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/message Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lovelaughlegacy/support