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Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

March 9, 2016 SUFFER FOR DOING GOOD

We see other people enjoying life and it seems like nothing is wrong in their lives. We watch them live their lives and may think we must be suffering for a reason. Perhaps it is a reason we caused or it could be a reason we may never really know. We do suffer for a reason. God has a plan for us and part of His plan is suffering. The Bible says it is better to suffer for good than for evil. Our suffering is either because it is part of God's plan or it is because of our own doing. Let's be sure we suffer for doing good not evil.

1 Peter 3:14a "But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don't be afraid and don't worry. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life." (NLT)

Dear Lord, we come to You and thank You for all You are. We want to give our lives to You daily for You to direct us and guide us so we know what You want us to do and we do it. Then when we are suffering we will know it is because You have a plan for us. Help us to continue to trust in You, as we suffer, knowing the outcome is going to be great because Your plans are always perfect. In Jesus' name. Amen.

God wants us to know that suffering for Him is a part of life and will be rewarded in Heaven.

We should give our lives daily to God and seek to only do what He calls us to do even if it means we have to suffer.

Our suffering is nothing compared to what Jesus had to bear when He gave up His life for us.

Our suffering is either because it is part of God's plan or it is because of our own doing. Let's be sure we suffer for doing good not evil.

We can rejoice in our suffering for doing good because we can know it is a part of God's plan.

1 Peter 3:17 "Remember, it is better to suffer for doing good, if that is what God wants, than to suffer for doing wrong!" (NLT)

Focus: When we suffer for doing good, God will reward us.
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