If someone were to promise to give you something that could cause you pain, would you be excited? Studies have shown that a large percentage of mega lottery winners will endure hardship (financial, personal, relational) after winning the lottery. Many of these that encounter trials say that if they would have known the troubles that would follow their winnings, they would have never wanted to win in the first place. Is winning all good?
In Philippians 1:29 Paul writes, “For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake,”
The Lord has promised that there will be many great things that will happen when we allow Him into our lives, but we are also warned that we may “suffer for His sake”. We like the great things, but we are not normally excited about the suffering part. As you endure your suffering, and ask yourself “is it all good”, remember, because Jesus died for our sins, not only is it good, it is great!
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!