1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

After the pain and confusion, he will make you strong and he will restore you. This is quite a promise to clutch onto in your time of trial and suffering. It can seem so dark and hopeless. It may even appear to be pointless many times. It is hard to see how you or anyone else could possibly benefit from your pain. “What is the point?” you may think.

For those of faith, God will establish you as stronger and more faith filled after the challenge. You will see more clearly, you’ll be more humble, and love and trust Jesus even more. This causes intimacy with Christ and a deeper longing for Heaven. For those of spurious faith, it will illuminate them from the herd. This is how your faith is proven. Hold on, do not give into despair and hopelessness. Grab on, trust him and he will establish you as truly a child God.

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