• Suffering and Patience Devotional

    James 5:10–11

    James 5:11 concludes by reminding us that the Lord is compassionate and merciful. We can see this now but it will be even more evident to us at the last day. The vindication that we will experience and the compassion we will see face to face enable us to be patient as we wait for the Lord’s return. Think of some situations in which you have not been patient and ask the Lord to give you endurance. Strive to wait patiently on the Lord in all things. View Resource

  • Consider Jesus Devotional

    Hebrews 12:3

    As you run for the prize of heaven have you ever found yourself weary? Perhaps you might even be weary now as you endure many problems and trials. Whether you feel weary now or strong, take some time to meditate on Jesus today. Let His faithfulness in the midst of adversity be your inspiration to continue running the race. View Resource

  • Old Covenant Martyrs Devotional

    Hebrews 11:36–37a

    Though the degree of suffering may vary from time to time and from place to place, it is clear that the people of God will experience suffering until Christ returns. Look at the suffering you may be experiencing in your life, and ask God to help you endure it, no matter how difficult it may be currently. View Resource

  • Faithful Suffering Devotional

    Hebrews 11:35

    We should never be surprised when persecution, no matter its intensity, comes to us. John Calvin says that it actually can serve to confirm that we have true faith. Yet at the same time, it can be scary to consider the suffering we may have to endure. In prayer, ask the Lord to strengthen your faith so that you can stand firm for Him. View Resource

  • A New View of Suffering Devotional

    Romans 5:3-5

    Have you learned to look for the good that God is working to bring out of your tribulations? Be diligent to take your experiences of suffering to Him in prayer, asking for perseverance, character, and hope. Ask also for assurance of His love. Pray that He will bring you to the point where you can truly embrace suffering even as Christ did. View Resource

  • Sheep for the Slaughter Devotional

    Psalm 44

    Read 1 Peter 2:20–21; 4:12–16; 5:10. Have you ever suffered for Christ’s sake? What promise has God given His people regarding suffering? If you must suffer, strive to suffer not for wrong doing but for righteousness’ sake. When this happens, thank God for giving you the honor of suffering with Christ. View Resource

  • In the Midst of Suffering Devotional

    James 5:1–12

    Look back over the book of James. Notice how he weaves together the themes of suffering and the tongue. Observe how he brings them together. Consider carefully what this means and what changes you should make in your life. Recommit yourself to simple honesty. View Resource