("The war between nations does not mean that the hostile nation in the middle is damaged, but the world is united to cause the people of God to suffer." In today's age, Christians are suffering, and we are not here on earth for the sake of suffering. For pleasure, not for material things, but for suffering with Christ. But our suffering is different from that of the world. We suffer according to the will of God. The purpose is for us to receive the salvation of our souls, but for the enlargement of the Body of Christ, so that the will of God’s heart may be expressed here. There is a way out on earth.)
(Poem "I Don't Know the Way Tomorrow" Lyrics:
I do not know the way of tomorrow, I live only to the Lord every day;
I do not borrow the sun of tomorrow, for tomorrow may be dark;
I do not worry about the future, because I believe in the promise of the Lord;
I want to walk with the Lord today because He knows what's ahead.
Every step is getting brighter and brighter, like climbing a golden ladder;
Every burden is lighter and lighter, every cloud is clothed with silver;
Where the sun always shines, where there are no tears;
At the end of the beautiful rainbow, the mountains are connected to the sky.
I do not know the way of tomorrow, or suffer the pain of life;
But he who feeds the sparrows, he must also watch over me;
He is my companion on journeys, or through fire and water;
But the Savior will be with me, and His blood will cover me.
There are many things in the future that I cannot know now,
But I know who controls tomorrow, and I also know who holds my hand.)
(Job suffered all the deprivation allowed by God. His wealth, servants, and children were taken away overnight, and even his whole body was covered with sores. Don’t forget that these physical and mental sufferings were allowed by God. , at last he can say that he saw God with his own eyes; that his godliness, his perfection, which was good in the eyes of men, made him blind, and he could not see God, but only his own perfection and what he possessed. , until all this is deprived and removed.)
(Under the hands of Pharaoh in Egypt, the Israelites were forced to burn bricks to build a storehouse. This unreasonable treatment caused the Israelites to cry out to God. God heard their cry and sent Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. They couldn't eat meat or drink water, they complained, Moses cried out to God, and God sent quails flying and told them to eat meat until the meat spewed out of their nostrils, and the rock split open, and water flowed out to relieve them. thirst; God hears our cry in affliction, and God can do it, but the Israelites did not learn from it, and they kept murmuring and arguing. Such disobedience caused them to be forsaken and denied access to beauty. land. Yes, God can calm the wars and bring all the blessings of the earth to us, but do we still not turn around and see only the short-lived blessings of the earth, and not turn to the heavenly Christ Himself that God wants to give us.)
(The Ukrainian-Russian war this time forced many saints to move out of Ukraine and all over Europe. From the outside, we are suffering and persecuted, but God has taken this opportunity to bring the gospel of the kingdom and the church life in this age. The implementation was carried out to other countries in Europe. We also know that some saints still remain in Ukraine and endure many inconveniences caused by the war. Can these sufferings make us turn our eyes from earthly things to heavenly economy, and turn our eyes from earthly things to changeable things? , turn to the pursuit of the living God who never changes.)
(From suffering alone, it can not bring any benefit, it only causes us to be destroyed (as the Gentiles suffer), but God has carried us in suffering, so that we can experience him as our grace, may we not only see external suffering, but turn to him, call on him, that we may touch him in the spirit, be transformed in the soul, love him, think of him, choose him, and know that the body is weak and perishable, so that we look to him come and change our bodies to conform to his glorious body.)