Content Tagged: Suffering
How do we handle the fact that there is so much evil and suffering in the world? If God is good and sovereign, why doesn't He put a stop to all of it? How are we supposed to respond to trials and suffering in our lives?
The call to suffer necessitates a radical redirection of our lives both within the world and within the community of believers.
We can respond to suffering with joy, integrity, and faith, because we know that suffering well leads to eternal reward, strength of character, and identification with Jesus Christ.
Suffering for the sake of righteousness allows us to receive eternal reward. Jesus is our example of victorious suffering, and we have the opportunity to join in His victory as believers.
Submission to authority is one primary way in which we live out our calling to represent the character of Christ in the midst of a hostile culture. As we follow His example of suffering, the world has opportunity to glorify God.