Is Suffering Unavoidable and Universal?

Is Suffering Unavoidable and Universal?

Learning to deal with a chronic illness is learning the truth that suffering is unavoidable and universal. Every person will experience suffering at some time in their life.

Today’s Bible Verse:

Acts 14:22 (KJV), “Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.,”

What the Verse Means:

Confirming is better translated “Strengthening.” Acts 18:23 renders the word this was. The verse is given to strengthen us as Believers by encouraging us to keep the faith and reminding us that as followers of Christ will suffer many afflictions before we enter into the actual kingdom of God where Jesus Christ is King.

Personalized Prayer Using Today’s Scripture:

  • Heavenly Father, I pray for your strength and for you to strengthen me as I face my chronic illness.
  • Lord Jesus, help me to be strong and continue in my faith in you.
  • Thank you for letting me know that I will face many trials and tribulations like health issues as a Believer in Jesus Christ. I cling to you to walk through this time with me.

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Today’s blog post is from the book “Thy Will Be Done: 60 Prayers for the Chronically Ill” by Jimmie Aaron Kepler. It is available in print and on Kindle for Amazon at Amazon Print or Amazon Kindle. If you are an Amazon Kindle Unlimited member, the book is available to read for free in Kindle format.

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