The God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, establish, strengthen, and support you after you have suffered a little while. (1 Peter 5:10)
Pastor John’s Notes:
All of us will face times of testing and difficulty. Those in leadership will likewise face times of great challenge as the gospel of Jesus Christ extends into the world. The fear we often feel is that our times of suffering will never end and the damage that may be done to us will never be healed. Peter offers this final word of encouragement that God is aware of our suffering and will soon bring it to an end. If we remain faithful, we will pass through the time of challenge and emerge with greater strength and wisdom. This is God’s promise to us. God himself will see to it!
Lord, I thank you for your wonderful promise. Keep me from being afraid of suffering for your sake, and from believing the lie that things will never change. Help me trust that you are aware of my suffering, and will soon restore me to times of blessing.