Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with growing excitement:
“…trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of Christ in them was pointing when he predicted the sufferings of Christ and the glories that would follow.”
(1 Peter 1:11)
That’s Your promise, isn’t it, Jesus?
It doesn’t stop with the suffering.
While I’m experiencing
it feels like it will never end.
But it will.
You’ve shown me the way:
When I suffer according to Your will
refuse to quit
refuse to turn on You
refuse to give in to my baser temptations
there will be “glories” to “follow.”
You love it when I hang on like a bulldog for You!
You love my faith-inspired tenacity!
You love knowing I’m standing strong
because I’m confident You’ll come through for me!
And you absolutely will not
let me down.
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.