Thursday, December 2, 2010

Suffering for the Glory of God

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller
Some of the greatest witnesses to the goodness of God, the power of God and the love of God have been found in the most painful of human experiences. Jesus indeed has overcome the world and given us hope and life in the midst of suffering. What a beautiful thing!

John 16:33 "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Rom 8:16-18 “The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs-- heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.”