Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you. - II Peter 4:14: Christians are NOT immune to great difficulties.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. - 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
God comforts us through other Christians too. For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn--conflicts on the outside, fears within. But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus - 2 Corinthians 7:5-6
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:2-4
Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in heaven, not built by human hands. Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling – 2 Corinthians 5:1-2
Life is hard And then you die With Christ: But you can get comfort from God And lifes hardness can make you a better, more joyful person And you get to enjoy God and fullness forever
Have trusted your life with Christ? Keep cultivating your relationship with Christ. Dont expect to avoid all big difficulties, but expect comfort and improvement as you rely on Christ.
Not convinced God is real? Why not explore? So much is at stakefor this life and after death.
Believe God and Christ are real, but have not trusted your life with them yet? Why not take that step of faith? I dont know anyone who has regretted this.
1.How well do you think most people handle big difficulties? Why? 2.What do you think about the Bible teaching us to handle difficulties through a trusting relationship with Christ? Does it work? 3.Do you have any questions concerning trusting in Christ?