You now rejoice in this hope, even if it’s necessary for you to be distressed for a short time by various trials. (1 Peter 1:6 CEB)
What hope is he speaking of? Answer: Salvation
I can’t really say that I understand it all. I am trying too though. I am trying to understand why we are allowed to repeatedly commit the same sins. I am trying to understand why we have to go through the heartache of losing people we love so much. I am trying to understand why people are allowed to be so bad to others.
BUT while trying to understand it all, I remember that I am not God and there is a plan that I did not create. There is some relief in knowing that I am not God and therefore I’m not supposed to have a handle on all this stuff.
What I do know and trust is “Salvation” is coming. We are told there will be various trials, heartaches, problems, and tragedies even. But in the end, God has a plan and as painful as it can be here, I am so glad to have life and loved ones and i know in eternint it will all be worth it.
Keep moving, don’t linger on the trials, look to the promise.
This is necessary so that your faith may be found genuine. (Your faith is more valuable than gold, which will be destroyed even though it is itself tested by fire.) Your genuine faith will result in praise, glory, and honor for you when Jesus Christ is revealed. (1 Peter 1:7 CEB)
I can’t wait!