Season of suffering, can be a ripe ground for planting new seeds

Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Isaiah 49:15

Suffering can be a very lonely and isolating experience. Sometimes we don’t get answers to why we are suffering in this lifetime. Sometimes things don’t change. You don’t get your family member back. You don’t get remission. But that doesn’t mean that the Lord doesn’t see that, understand it, and want to help you through it. The next time you are going through a season of suffering, stop and ask the Lord to show you what lesson he wants you to learn. The Bible tells us God is sovereign and always in control (Psalm 11:4).

God can use anything in your life for good, including suffering and hardship (Romans 8:28).

God promises that he will never leave you alone in your season of suffering (Psalm 118:6).

And when you don’t get the answer you want, or an answer at all, God is still on his throne and has a perfect plan for you (Isaiah 55:8).

Seasons of suffering can be ripe ground for planting new seeds of faith that will grow into deep-rooted trees of faith that will stand firm in the next storm of life that comes your way.

Prayer
Lord, I need you to sustain me today. I trust in your perfect timing, your never-failing love, and your eternal goodness. I need you to carry me with your strength through this season of suffering. Show me what lesson I am supposed to learn and help me to grow closer to you as a result.

Amen.

Happy Second day of January 2019

Ps: Billy Sigudla

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