Orthodox Thought for the Day


Monday, June 8, 2015

Suffering with a purpose

The Lord does not send suffering to the servants of God without a purpose.  It tests the genuineness of our love for God the Creator.  Just as athletes win crowns struggling in the arena, Christians are perfected by the trial of their temptations if they patiently and gratefully accept what God sends them.  Everything is ordained by the Lord’s love.  We must not be distressed by anything that happens to us, even if it affects our present weaknesses.  For although we don’t know why everything that happens to us is sent by God as a blessing, we should be convinced that everything that happens to us is for our good.  

No comments:

Post a Comment