After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you.

What are you suffering from? 

Whether it is a physical ailment, the loss of a loved one, pain caused by someone close to you, financial difficulties, disappointment at work, depression, or anxiety…everyone is suffering in some form or another. 

This verse shines a promising light in the midst of the darkness of the aches and pains we face. Jesus was no stranger to suffering (see Hebrews 12:1-2). His early followers were no strangers to suffering either. 

Yet, we can hope in the midst of our hurt because we serve a Savior who empathizes with what we are going through. 

We can hope during the hurt because we know God is always with us. 

We can hope during the hurt because our Creator is transforming and perfecting us through our suffering. 

• Why is suffering a necessary part of becoming more like Christ? How have you experienced this to be true?
• How can you use 1 Peter 5:10 to help someone else that is suffering?
• Ask the Lord to give you guidance, strength, and endurance in the midst of your suffering.