Hindsight is a funny thing. Often we find ourselves looking back on a situation that we thought was more than we could bear, only to see it was a blessing from God in disguise. When we are in the middle of suffering, it is very hard to see the good that will come out of it, or see how God could be working to bring us through it. Even when we know that suffering can be good for us, we avoid it at all costs. We are drawn to the good and the glory, but shrink away from the suffering we might have to go through to get there.
In today’s video, Pete Burak (@PeteBurak10) talks about how as humans we are drawn to glory, but at first it’s hard to see how the cross, suffering, and death of Jesus would lead to anything glorious. Yet the paradox isn’t too big for our God!!
Quick Social Media Tip for today:
What do you share? Like? Retweet? These are good questions to consider when formulating your posts when you are attempting to share your faith. Are they written in a way that if you saw them you would consider sharing or liking them?
For sharing on Social Media today:
1. Where is God in your daily trials? How is He reminding you of His presence?
2. Are you more focused on the suffering you are enduring, or on glorifying God in your trouble?
- When listening to someone else’s suffering today, offer them encouragement and point out ways that God might be leading them through this to a greater glory.
- When people ask how you are, make a point to talk about your blessings first, before talking about your suffering.
- It is easy to get annoyed with others who seem to complain about their life often. Make a point to pray for these people, and encourage them.
Whatever you face today, God is present. If God’s glory can be seen in the cross, it can be seen in the mess of our lives too.