~by Tommy and Angie Prince
"In this world you will have trouble/suffering"
"If you do everything right, you will be exempt from suffering, and all will turn out well,"
The "normal" for the disciple of Christ then is suffering; the abnormal for His disciple is the absence of suffering.
If they listened to Me, they will listen to you. If they hated Me, then they will hate You. If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you. (John 15:20)
Child-Loss-Grievers' lives then become an anomaly that needs to be pushed into the shadows for no one to observe as our burden of grief is viewed as if it were an affront to God, as if we were one "cursed," certainly not blessed.
But God Himself says,
"Blessed are you that mourn for you will be comforted."
1 Corinthians 15:19
... If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. ...
John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
HE is our HOPE ~ not circumstances...
Scriptures, thanks to Bible.cc
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