Not a Cake Walk
“In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,” 1 Peter 1:6
The Christian walk is not easy. We have good days, good weeks, good months sometimes and then we get bombarded with the devil’s attacks. He hates losing to God! However, because we are saved and believe in the redemption given to us through Christ. Suffering is a part of the journey because Christ suffered. Suffering is not only a tool of the devil, but a way that God can mold us, prune us, and prepare us for His work. All throughout the new testament we are told of how out suffering in Jesus’ name entitles us to the reward later. In 1 Peter 5:10 it says “After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.” That’s one great promise. So stick it out and tough it out, life is NOT a cake walk! We are counted blessed for enduring!!
James 5:11 Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
A few more: James 1:2, Romans 5:2, Matthew 5:12, 1 Peter 3:17, James 1:12.
“The joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
Marquita B. Priester