I thank God, whom I worship and serve. 2 Timothy 1:3 Amplified Bible
We all know that Paul suffered a lot during his ministry and I believe all true ministers (we do not have to go through seminary school to be ministers) of Christ do as well. I believe this is done on purpose.
The purpose of it is when any accuser steps forward and asks us what do we know of suffering we can give life experiences.
As well, who better to reach the suffering than those who have walked the path before them.
Faith is realizing that I am useful to God not in spite of my scars but because of them. –Pamela Reeve
It is said that a drunk that desires to be free of alcoholism will listen to an ex alcoholic before he listens to someone with a degree on the wall.
So, even though we may not enjoy our trial and tribulations, sorrows and snares whilst enduring them, please look at the big picture: Chances are, Jehovah is using this experience now to prepare you to use it to help others some where, some time in the future and that through this you may be the catalyst that brings a lost soul to Christ.
There is nothing anybody else can do that can stop God from using us. We can turn everything into a testimony. Corrie ten Boom
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Tsori – Lord my Strength for blessing me with Your divine strength to endure the suffering and pain that is inflicted upon on Your faithful servants. I praise You in the name of He who endured six hours of agony on the cross for me Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.