“Wherefore let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator.” 1 Peter 4:19
We love to talk about God’s will when it pertains to comfortable, fulfilling and exciting things. But sometimes His will is for us to suffer. We can’t pick and choose when to do God’s will; it is a total commitment.
How do we suffer “according to the will of God”? By throwing ourselves into His arms, in total trust that He really does know what is best for us. He is our Creator and He WILL be faithful to us.
Remember that God has his eye on the end result. When all is said and done, what really matter is that your soul is saved. So commit the keeping of your soul to Him, and let Him choose what suffering is needed to accomplish your salvation.
Prayer: Lord, I trust You completely. If you choose to let me suffer, I believe that it is for my good. I commit to always doing Your will, whether it is comfortable or not.
Devotion by Liane Grant