3 Key Reasons Why Christians Suffer
By Drake Mariani, Founder, MemLok Bible Memory System
There’s a Strong Need to Understand Why We Suffer as Christians So We Can Enter God’s Glory
Whenever we go through trials, the first thing that comes to mind is “It’s because of our circumstances.”
You and I both are guilty of this.
While facing tough situations, we keep thinking that once our circumstances change, our suffering will end. But in doing so, we hardly try to figure out why this whole episode (possibly recurring) of suffering hit us in the first place.
In such a situation, guessing never helps. In fact, in times of trial we need to consider…
why we are suffering in our lives.
Although there are many reasons why Christians suffer and we have to go through trials till Jesus comes back, below are 3 key reasons why Christians suffer.
1. We Lack Knowledge of God’s Word
Many of us spend more time on seeking worldly knowledge in comparison to feeding ourselves with the knowledge of God’s ways.
“my people are destroyed from lack of knowledge…” Hosea 4:6.
As Christians, when we don’t sow in feeding our spirit with God’s word. there will be problems.
2. We Are Disobeying God
We sometimes don’t obey God for no reason. Oftentimes we just procrastinate. If you know God’s word and what He wants you to do but delay in obeying it, it equals disobedience.
“He replied, Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28
Disobeying God can be a key reason why you’re suffering in your life.
3. We Are Not Surrendering Our Lives to God
Keeping our free will above God’s will does lead to suffering. When we don’t submit to God, the enemy can easily pull us in his direction and we won’t realize it.
“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” James 4:7
When we submit to God, He enables us to resist the devil.
Will You Commit to Correcting Your Ways to Enter God’s Glory?
The above 3 reasons are a starting point to examine why you are suffering in your life. Remember we are not of this world so we need to align our lives with the Word of God. Only then we can claim our right to enter God’s glory.
Bible is full of scriptures on why we suffer, so let’s get started on a hunt to dig deeper.
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