ENTRUST YOURSELF TO GOD

ENTRUST YOURSELF TO GOD

For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps. “He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.” When they hurled their insults at him, he did not retaliate; when he suffered, he made no threats. Instead, he entrusted himself to him who judges justly. —I Peter 2:19-23

            You may go through some “unjust suffering” or maybe you have gone through some or are going through some. What is to be your response? First unjust suffering is to be “endured.” This is part of the race we need to run with perseverance, keeping or eyes fixed on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2). Jesus left us an example of enduring suffering and we are told that we are to follow in His steps. How so?   When Jesus suffered unjustly “He did not retaliate.” When Jesus “suffered, He made no threats.” Instead, what was His response? “He entrusted Himself to Him who judges justly.”

            So what are we to do when we have, are or will suffer unjustly? Don’t retaliate. Don’t make threats. Instead entrust yourself “to Him who judges justly.” Yes let us put our trust in our Lord God Almighty to make things right according to His perfect plan. He will!  

Thank You Dear Father that I can trust You fully and may I do so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. Yes, may it be do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8K8MDiy56g

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