2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.(NLT)
There are so many of our brother’s and sister’s in Christ fainting because of the hard trials,but we must remember God’s word. We must “keep” our eyes on Jesus and think the thoughts he did.
Jesus did not entertain thoughts that were of fear and doubt-no He thought of the joy ,peace and glory that would be His in Heaven.
Jesus endured a whole lot of pain and shame to secure our souls,so let us not be so quick to give up. Hold on God is a very present help in trouble,God will come through for you. Ask God to help you want his will to be done,and stop looking for God to do things your way. God’s ways are far beyond us finding out,we must continue trusting Him no matter what.
Suffering for Being a Christian
12 Dear friends, don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you. 13 Instead, be very glad—for these trials make you partners with Christ in his suffering, so that you will have the wonderful joy of seeing his glory when it is revealed to all the world.
14 So be happy when you are insulted for being a Christian, for then the glorious Spirit of God rests upon you.15 If you suffer, however, it must not be for murder, stealing, making trouble, or prying into other people’s affairs. 16 But it is no shame to suffer for being a Christian.(NLT)
Don’t forget God is for us and He will never leave us,let’s keep praying for each other.
Love in Christ Pat
http://pttyann2.wordpress.com/2011/10/04/god-works-within-us/ More encouragement.