Pastor Hung shows us guidance from the bible in the story of Joseph about suffering in the context of being a child of God. Life is a mystery, a seemingly purposeless sequence of events. By reflecting on the following points, however, Christians can lessen their burdens.
- Understand God's way through faith – Have faith that God works in the world (Hebrews 11:3a). Developing faith comes from a personal relationship with God.
- God works in all things for our good – Suffering is part of human lives (Romans 8:17). God works in all things, including suffering, for our good. Joseph's statement to his brothers in Genesis 50:20 highlights the differences between the plans of men and the plans of God. And what is our good? "…conformed to the image of His Son" (Romans 8:29a).
- Is this great promise for everyone? – "…those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose". In fact there is wrath for those who don't love Him (Romans 1:18).
Take heart, have faith in the Lord by loving him.