Romans 8:18, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

This past Sunday, we were reminded that our purpose even in the midst of suffering; is to live for Christ. However, even on a good day, living for Christ is difficult enough. Yet, it is in times of adversity that our perspective and attitude toward God and others reflect our heart and true character.

We know that suffering is inescapable. At some point, confronted with hardship that will test and try us, we’ll have the opportunity to live and grow in Christ – or miss, possibly waste, the opportunity to grow in Christ! But we should know that God uses adverse circumstances, accomplishing and displaying great works in us.

Here Christ draws us to Himself, and His purposes go beyond our imagination. Therefore it is essential to trust God amidst suffering, despite how difficult it may be! As living for Christ means entrusting our lives to Him even when it hurts and even when we don’t understand what He is doing.