Whatever evil, trial or suffering comes into the life of a believer, recognize that it can be overcome with firm confidence that we are in God’s Hands. This perspective allows His grace to prevail and sustain us. I believe this grace is reserved for specific times and given by God when we trust Him in the fire of trial. This is a matter of faith in God and belief in His Word. Having faithful and godly friends in the midst of suffering helps us as well. Job didn’t have this comfort; yet he prevailed through the most difficult of trials. The persecuted church prepares itself for suffering through God’s Word, just as Jesus prepared His students (read Matthew 10:16-28). Their captors often used isolation and torture to bring them to collapse and denial of Christ. God made us for fellowship, not isolation. Yet, He works through any difficulty to produce immovable strength in us. Allow all that He is producing in you to become a catalyst to help others.
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