Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-13
Before affliction comes it is difficult to get ready for it. After we go through affliction it can be difficult to have it sanctified the way it should be. But it is in the furnace of affliction – in the heartbeat of suffering – that we struggle the most.
How can I be conformed to Christ right now while I am in the furnace of affliction? How can I honor Jesus while I am suffering?
And so, if you are like me, you prayed this prayer many time in the midst of suffering, “Lord, grant me grace to live through this affliction Christianly, Christ-centeredly. I need thy help, Lord.”