So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
Although it’s seems foolish to accept… the testing of our faith is precious. If precious, then it’s from the Lord. Doesn’t he know how to give good gifts?
We’re kept by the power of God. Trust him, he knows what he’s doing.
that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,1 Peter 1:7 NKJV
- Mark Saunders
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.1 Peter 5:7
When life gives you more than you can stand… Kneel
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous1 Peter 3:12
and his ears are attentive to their prayer,
but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
1 Peter 1:3-9
3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,
5 who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.
6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.
7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
8 Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
9 for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.
Through suffering we rejoice, for we have:
- A loving Hope
- An eternal inheritance
- A powerful Protector
- A proven faith
- An ongoing salvation