The Real Life of a Pastors Wife – God’s Sovereignty in the Midst of Suffering

Writer Author  Filoiann Wiedenhoff
Christian Column : Encouragement  - Fiction  No

Christian Author Writer In this position, I have experienced the attacks of spiritual warfare as well as the chastening of the Lord. In either scenario whether it be pruning or opposition it can be very painful at the time and part of that healing process is learning and understanding the sovereignty of God. I believe God is God and I am not and everything He allows in my life is filtered through His loving hands.

Unfortunately, life can seem unfair at times and at the same time we have to keep in mind that there is also an enemy of this age that wants to kill, steal and destroy. He aims to steal our joy and kill our spirit and morale while destroying our light by discouraging us from running the race God has marked out for us. Thank Jesus God has already won the war.

Never the less our hurt is still painful and in the midst of our pain we can be comforted to know that God is a loving and faithful God and allows everything for our good to refine us and transform us into the likeness of His Son. It doesn’t feel good at the time but to those who belong to Christ it is working toward an eternal glory in heaven with Him.

Jesus Himself endured pain and suffering and learned obedience by what He suffered. Hebrews 5:8 “Though He was a Son, yet He learned obedience by the things which He suffered.” NKJV

Theologians clarify this passage by saying that Jesus was sinless and didn’t need to learn obedience but humbled Himself and chose to be learned by it - as our High Priest. (A High priest Who can understand what we go through and have sympathy and compassion for His people.)

Hebrews 4:15-16
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

It is a great comfort to know that although we are appointed to suffer just as Christ did and to share in His sufferings, that we also have an advocate and High Priest who understands and knows what we are going through and can sympathize with our pain. Not only does Christ sympathize with us but He also stands daily in prayer interceding on our behalf before the Father. There is so much we can learn from Christ’s example.

In the midst of my personal experience with suffering I have learned to turn to Christ as my comfort. To lean on Him and allow Him to minister to me and comfort me in my time of need and also pray for God to begin the healing process in my own heart. It does hurt sometimes but God is not only our healer; He is also the great physician and through Him I have been able to persevere through the trials toward forgiveness and from forgiveness there is freedom, joy and peace..

In my next article I will share more on the healing process that leads to forgiveness. Don’t miss that one coming next!

If you have been hurt by a person or a situation I hope you will be comforted by the knowledge that we have a High Priest who understands and can sympathize with us. He stands at the throne of grace and offers mercy and says that you can come boldly to His throne of grace in your hour and time of need.

If you do know Christ as your savior come to Him to be your comfort and ask Him to help you heal from the hurts of the past. If you have never asked Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior, today is the day of salvation. Ask Jesus Christ into your heart, confess your sins and ask Him to be Lord and savior of your life. It will be the best decision you will ever make.

2 Corinthians 1:3-7

“3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. 6 Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation. “

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