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Suffering is the path that leads to glory!

Posted by appolus on February 18, 2015

A wise man once wrote ” Friction is the polish that shines our graces.” Another way of saying that could be ” suffering is the path that leads to glory.” Now, this is never a popular teaching, but suffering is a gift from God in the sense that it helps to sanctify us and shape us and teach us. The flesh screams out against ever going down that path. As mere humans we would never personally choose to go down such a path. Yet do you know what that path is called? It’s called the narrow path and it leads to life. One might ask ” how can trials and humiliations , pain and suffering and even sometimes death lead to life?” As Christians, do we really need to ask that question? This was the life of Christ. He was acquainted with suffering, He was a man of sorrows. Some would teach that He suffered so that we would not have to. This is not true. He overcame suffering and hell and death so that we could overcome too in His name and by the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit. The Scriptures tells us that “Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him; (Heb 5:8-9)

For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;(Php 1:29)

If you are suffering today and in the midst of a sore trial, I want to encourage you. God is in control. He knows and He sees. There is nothing lost not a single tear. One day soon, all of those tears will be wiped away in the glories of heaven.

9 Responses to “Suffering is the path that leads to glory!”

  1. Reblogged this on Seated At The Master's Feet.

  2. There are so many who need to hear this, right now! I’ve reblogged, thank you, Frank.

  3. Tim Shey said

    “God loves you and has a difficult plan for your life.”

    “. . . Suffering is our preparation for ministry in a world of suffering–all manner of suffering: from the trivial irritations of daily life to paralyzing accidents, from family squabbles to church splits, from the ravages of sexual slavery to the countless deaths of innocents at the hands of cruel dictators. This is not a world for shallow people with soft character. It needs tested, toughened disciples who are prepared, like their Lord, to descend into hell to redeem the lost.

    “This is part of what it means to become holy, to be refined by fire. Difficulties and sufferings are God’s form of hazing. Sometimes it gets so hard, we think Him cruel. But He’s only looking for men and women who will keep their cool when things go horribly wrong, a people prepared to dash into burning rooms to rescue those about to be engulfed in flames.”

    –Mark Galli

  4. Awesome quotes above Tim. You’re so right, how little do we know anything about “enduring hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” It’s going to take a whole lot more than a mere “profession of faith” to stand in these times almost upon us. This is no time for silly games or a superficial likeness of the real King of Kings.

    Jesus relinquished all in His willingness to be likened to sinful men. It cost Him everything to do so. That Kernel of Wheat bears fruit in those willing to do likewise, to lay down our all, that we too might be instruments of life- His life in us unto others.

    “For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you” [2 Corinthians 4:11, 12]

  5. J G HEMLOCK said

    The walk in the fire-the walk in the valley makes you strong and courageous-WARRIOR! You get through the suffering and then you get to see HIS glory! It makes it that much sweeter. He uses you to snatch others from the fire! Truly amazing Yeshua is! Yes, to lay down all-just as He did for us! Great article. 🙂 I am going to follow you! You have lots and lots of excellent articles here! Glad I found you! Thanks to Brenda!

    • appolus said

      JG writes……………”The walk in the fire-the walk in the valley makes you strong and courageous-WARRIOR!” Amen and welcome to this site………………….bro Frank

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