Good afternoon! Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Today we are discussing God's definition of suffering form His word in Romans 5v3 Not only so, but let us also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, character; and character, hope.
God gives each of us suffering of many kinds for His purpose. The unbeliever has a different attitude and behavior proclaimed from His living soul about suffering than the authority through the love of Christ He has given to a believers soul that has been redeemed by God. A believer knows through his authority that God has given him, that praying in faith to Him for healing of Spirit, body and soul gives the believer more of God within himself instead of accepting their suffering as having power over them. Which brings the soul further away from God's healing power redeeming their soul. His power produces perseverance, character, and hope in our souls. A perseverance, character and hope you have never met inside you before, it is the Holy Spirit of God pouring out His love over you, in you and through you. I am blessed and very thankful to God for allowing me to see His faithful children being lifted up past themselves through their suffering beside myself. Knowing and seeing them always brings me closer to Him in a new a meaningful way.When we see a person depressed and unhappy under weight of their suffering we can fairly be sure that he is not being blessed by God through it. This is why we pray and lift them up to God for Him to reveal His power within them and not let them stay in their natural belief that they can easily and falsely be led into accepting. Some Christians today see Christ this way which defeats God's redemptive power working in Him and also in us. They continue to see Him weak, depressed, anxious, and suffering more in His human nature instead of through the power of God that lifted Him past His human nature with its suffering. All suffering we go through is God's redemptive work and is used for a higher purpose than we can ever imagine. Suffering for God is rejoicing through our suffering because we have a hope in God's glory in and through our suffering because He has poured out His love into our hearts by His Holy Spirit. This is what makes us different people because the love of God is given to us to prove His love over powers any suffering we go through.If you are still living in your human nature the love of God will not be seen nor can you falsely proclaim it. His love brings everything to the light. Jesus prayed to God and was lifted past His human nature every time because He had faith in who God was and He kept His relationship based on the faith that God gave Him about Himself.We have to remember Jesus was human like us to show he could humanly be rightly related to God through faith in Him being who He said He was. It was God that picked the disciples, it was God that healed the sick, and it was God that gave Him power to overcome the world and Satan. We will know Him like no one else through our own suffering. We cannot help but to rejoice because we know and feel deep down in our soul His power is saving us and lifting us up through the power of His Son! This kind of suffering for God brings more people to our Savior because they see His power healing your soul know matter what is happening to your body. If you are not rejoicing and have a attitude that produces His character than the love of God is not in you. It is His love that He pours out into our hearts that keeps us going and that is His powerful love that surpasses any human natural love we can imagine! Read Romans 5 and I hope you get a better understanding of God using our suffering for His redeeming purpose.