Where is God in my Suffering?

Sunday, June 04, 2023

It’s often hard to make sense of suffering. Suffering will either draw us closer to God or it’ll push us further away. Whether it’s financial, emotional, relational or personal, suffering impacts us all — but it doesn’t have to make us anxious or fearful (Philippians 4:6-7). In fact, suffering can strengthen us; it can allow us to help others who are going through the same things. To experience the good that can come out of suffering, we have to surrender our circumstances to the Lord. When we do this, we can cling to hope and hang onto the grace of God no matter what we are going through (Hebrews 12:2Philippians 4:6-7).

Points To Ponder

1) Where is God in the midst of the suffering I experience in my life? How can I hang onto hope while I’m suffering?
2) What in my life do I need to surrender to God? Why is it hard to do that?
3) What are my foundational scriptures? Why?