Suffering Is Not Wasted
Our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.
2 Corinthians 4:17, niv
Is the Potter molding—or remolding—you, using . . . pressure or problems? stress or suffering? hurt or heartache? illness or injustice? Has He now placed you in the fire so that circumstances are heating up with intensity in your life? Then would you just trust the Potter to know exactly what He is doing?
For the child of God, suffering is not wasted. It’s not an end it in itself. Scripture reminds us, “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
The spiritual principle is that in some way God uses suffering to transform ordinary, dust-clay people into . . .
vessels that are strong in faith . . .
vessels that are fit for His use . . .
vessels that display His glory to the watching world.
So don’t waste your sorrow. Trust God!
©2012 Anne Graham Lotz. All rights reserved.
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Originally published Friday, 28 October 2022.