The Christian life is no bed of roses. From time to time, followers of Jesus Christ face fiery trials and in these trials we sometimes find ourselves confused. We ask questions like, "How can God let me suffer like this?" or, "Doesn't God even care that I'm suffering?" or maybe even, "Am I suffering because God is punishing me for something?" In our times of difficulty, these questions become more than questions, they often become our way of inditing God. But before we throw down accusations, we really aught to re-think Christian suffering.
What often troubles us is why
Christians suffer. It's a serious questions and one worth wrestling through. 1 Peter 4:12-19 is one of the great texts that helps us come to a better understanding of God's will and purpose in our fiery trials.
I recently preached on this topic at Risen Life Church
in Salt Lake City. If you're a Christian, you've likely suffered, are suffering right now, or will suffer sometime in your future. If this is you, it is my hope that this sermon may be helpful to you.
Christian Suffering -- 1 Peter 4:12-19