What does it look like to suffer as a Christian? All throughout the Bible Jesus disciples suffered through many trials to be with Him. Take Job for instance. God allows the devil to press Job on his faith. He was given boils all over his body, his children are killed and property taken away. Many of Jesus disciples were sent to prison and even killed for speaking out about their faith. Have we the courage to do such a thing as this with our faith. The most impressive and sad testing was Jesus. He was tempted by the devil after 40 days and nights of fasting, not only that but died a horrible death on the cross for all our sins! If we are not experiencing these trials in our life are we not being the true Christian’s that God is calling us to be? There isn’t one disciple in the Bible that didn’t suffer immensely. Don’t be ashamed to suffer IICorinthians 12:10 states, therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.
Published by Matthew, Karen, and God
Karen Guthrie, a retired Bank Manager, Vice President, and Matthew Moore, who works in construction, are members of the same church. In March 2014, they both joined the Oakdale Rescue Mission Board of Directors. They started sharing their stories with one another on how God has greatly impacted their lives. View more posts