Today’s reading I Peter 1-5
I Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.
God by His grace has called us unto His eternal glory in Christ Jesus. We may be suffering for a short time now but we can know that God is at work in us.
He is maturing us! Making us perfect, complete, prepared, ready, grown up so that we can serve Him correctly!
He is establishing us! He is getting us to a position of stability where we are not blown about by every wind of doctrine or even desire of man!
He is strengthening us. We think that we hurting. We can’t understand why but God is at work in us! Our problems make us weaker. As we get weaker we trust Him more. As we trust Him more we get stronger.
He is settling us, putting down the foundation. He is confirming us. We will know that we have laid the foundation, that the foundation is true. We will know that we really do believe.
So no matter what you are going through right now just thank God that He loves you and is at work in you!