Paul suffered greatly during his lifetime– shipwrecks, beatings that left him near death, abandonment of friends, imprisonment, and eventually, execution. Scripture teaches us that all of us face various forms of suffering in our lives. How can you withstand suffering? One way is to ask God to help you have Paul’s attitude of confidence that earthly sufferings cannot come close to comparing to the glory you will one day see.
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