Philippians 1:29 For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for His sake,

Yay! We get to suffer for Christ! Aren’t you so excited???? I’m going to be honest….suffering does not sound like a good time. However, we are called to allow Him to live through us.

James 1:2 Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds.

Romans 5:3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing it [our sufferings] produces endurance.

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