For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we really are God’s children. And since we are his children, we will share his treasures—for all God gives to his Son Jesus is now ours too. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering. Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will give us later.
Romans 8:16-18 TLB
If you have received Jesus as the Lord and Savior of your life; I'm sure the Spirit of God has been witnessing inside of you that you are a child of God. He speaks to us in a small still voice insuring us that we have been forgiven and our sins have been forgotten.
This gives us assurance that we are in a good terms with our Lord Jesus Christ. Since we are God's children the Bible teaches us that we are co-heirs with Christ; if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. In other words if they mistreated Christ when he was in the flesh, they will mistreat you and me also.
If they hated Christ, then you need to be sure that they will hate you too because of your faith in Him. You need to be comforted for the fact that after you have done the will of God; you will share the treasures of God that are in Christ Jesus. What you suffer and experience now, is nothing compared to the glory of God that will be revealed for you later.
This morning, I want to encourage you to be patient in sufferings while you look on Jesus who is the founder and perfecter of our faith. Stop looking on how people describe your faith in Christ Jesus. Stop listening on the words of the people who don't know God; but keep focusing on what the word of God says about you.
The Lord won't allow for you to be tempted beyond what you can endure. He will strengthen you in sufferings and give you a door of escape. There are better things ahead of you; God has prepared the eternal life for you. Don't lose all what God has prepared for you by choosing to live the life according to the traditions of people who don't know God. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, he will make your paths straight, Proverbs 3:5-6.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I desire to do your will in my life. Help me to do it that I may inherit the kingdom that You have been prepared all those who love You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.