How Should Sufferings Make Sense In Our Lives


Every man in this world knows about pain, sorrow, disappointment, frustration, fear, and confusion. Why? Because we live in a place ruined by sin. No one can escape from these ineveitable situations. When these situations come, man has no control. We sometimes long for a better day but often the situation gets worse.

Now, when facing these situations, it is important that we have the right perspective. If we don’t, then we are in danger of doubt, rebellion, and hatred. When tragedy hits you, and things don’t work out the way you think that they must work out, you may blame God, or you will hurt others. You may accuse God of being unfair, unloving, and uncaring towards you.

How do we deal with these situations? Well, as Christians, we should have a right perspective, and remember three things. Firstremember to thank God in all situations. God knows everything that we are going through and He promised in His word that He will never leave us nor forsake us. Thanking God in difficult situations may seem odd or does not make sense, but when you start to thank God and remember all the things He has done, your present situation becomes lighter. Secondlyremember to depend on Him always. Trials are supposed to be carried by God, not by you. The Bible says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Thirdly, remember to trust His promises. The Bible says, “For we are saved by hope…” God gave us a glorious hope so that instead of looking to our sufferings we should look on Him and the hope that He has promised. Our present sufferings are only temporal, a day-to-day step to glory. All we must do is to be patient and wait for His return.

Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”


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