Presentation on theme: "Suffering. Psalms 22:24 (MSG) He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to."— Presentation transcript:
Psalms 22:24 (MSG) He has never let you down, never looked the other way when you were being kicked around. He has never wandered off to do his own thing; he has been right there, listening.
2 Corinthians 1:5-7 (NLT) 5 For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. 6 Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer. 7 We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us.
Revelation 21:4-7 (NLT) 4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” 5 And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.” 6 And he also said, “It is finished! I am the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and the End. To all who are thirsty I will give freely from the springs of the water of life. 7 All who are victorious will inherit all these blessings, and I will be their God, and they will be my children.
Romans 8:18 (NLT) Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.
1 Corinthians 12:26a (NLT) If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it
Romans 5:3-6 (NLT) 3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. 6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners.
Colossians 1:24 (NLT) I am glad when I suffer for you in my body, for I am participating in the sufferings of Christ that continue for his body, the church.
1 Peter 4:12-13 (MSG) 12 Friends, when life gets really difficult, don't jump to the conclusion that God isn't on the job. 13 Instead, be glad that you are in the very thick of what Christ experienced. This is a spiritual refining process, with glory just around the corner