Only a Little While

  • Aug. 6, 2017
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Hi, I’m Joni Eareckson Tada. And I love Bible verses about facing suffering with the heavenly hope. And a very hopeful word about suffering is found in First Peter, chapter 5: Peter tells his friends who were suffering (and, these guys were enduring hard afflictions); he tells them, “After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.” Oh my goodness, what a heart-warming thing to hear God say. What a sweet refreshment to people like you and me who are often afflicted and weary. We are only suffering for a little while. Just a little while compared to eternity. And after we have suffered that short time, God will restore and confirm and strengthen and establish you. Is that great, or what?!  In light of that, friend, surely you and I can endure the cross God has given us, today. 


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