Serving While Suffering

"So then, let those who suffer according to God's will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator while doing what is good."   I Peter 4:19

Suffering does not give us the right to complain, grumble, give in to self-pity, or even to withdraw into a "shell". Maybe that sounds like a harsh statement. Maybe it sounds unfair or uncaring because those emotions and attitudes are natural.  I share those particular sins because they are exactly what I am prone to do when the trials come, when the days are hard, or when there are seasons that don't make sense and are full of uncertainty....because they are a natural response.

Yet, we are not called to live in the flesh and do what is "natural", we are called to walk by the Spirit. We are not called to respond like those around us that are without Christ...we are called to walk in the sufficient grace of our great God knowing that His strength is perfected in our weakness. We are called to entrust ourselves to…

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