Why You Must Suffer Well

by on September 18, 2020

Suffer Well

(#270 from Suffer Well Devotional Series©)

Yahweh had declared former things from the beginning that He made come to pass, and He had hidden things that He later revealed. All this so you can distinguish His signature from the idols (“self” reliant thoughts) that tempt you. He also knew that you would deal treacherously with His truth, and still He restrained Himself from cutting you off.

Instead, He purifies you in the fire. “See I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake I do this. How can I let myself be defamed [profaned]? I will not yield My glory to another.” (Isaiah: 48:10-11)

What it sounds like when you finally understand; when you are finally free!


“Yes Father.”

“Do you now understand?”

“I believe I do. Can You test me to see?”

“Why do I allow you to suffer?”

“It’s the only way Father.”

“The only way to do what My child?”

“The only way to remove all idols and any thoughts that oppose You.”

“What do you think will happen once the suffering ends child?”

“I will only be able to agree with You Father.”

“So, you think your suffering comes from your resistance to do things My way?”

“Yes Father.”

“Would you suffer all over again, in order to see the things you see now?”

“A thousand times over Father.”

“My dear child, now it’s no longer just a hope and a belief.”

“What do you mean Father?”

“Now you are free because you understand. Now you are free because you know Me. You have suffered well.”

“Thank you Father.”

“Isn’t it beautiful?”

“Perfect Father. Simply perfect.”

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