Not only does suffering not have to go away for us to rejoice in it. That we rejoice in it better, that we're driven to it, that we understand it better.
Are you tired of trying to escape from suffering? In this episode of Relational Recovery, The Refuge Ministry shares how rejoicing in suffering can lead to transformation. The hosts start by reading from the book of Matthew, where Jesus instructs his disciples to go out and tell the world about him, reassuring them that they will be given the right words at the right time. This message serves as a reminder that we are not alone in our struggles.
As the episode progresses, the hosts and guests discuss the importance of rejoicing in suffering and how it can lead to a deeper understanding of the gospel. They explain that suffering is not something that has to go away for us to be happy, but rather a tool that can be used to transform us. It is through suffering that we can better understand what Jesus went through and how his sufferings can help us.
The hosts also touch on the story of David, who heard oppressive and proud words, and how he turned to God to preserve the oppressed. The episode ends with a call to action, encouraging listeners to find hope in their suffering and to understand that transformation is possible. Listen to the full episode now on alcoholfree.com.