After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace—who has called you into His eternal glory in Messiah—will Himself restore, support, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10, TLV
The S Word. Yippee! Time to talk about suffering! The apostle Peter — who was one of the original twelve that walked with Jesus — has spiritual street cred. He may not be as elegant a writer and speaker as Paul, but he’s walked the walk, made the mistakes, suffered, and his journey is different than Paul. This has nothing to do with competition as to who is greater — they’re just, different in their approach.
Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, so that He may lift you up at the appropriate time. (vs. 6, TLV)
Well acquainted with the journey from pride to humility, we can almost see Peter point to his heart and say, “Believe me, I know.”
The style and attribute both Peter and Paul had was the understanding that our life in this world is temporary. There will be problems. Attacks. Discouragement. And suffering. But the future is brighter and more amazing than we can imagine because we at the appointed time, we will be truly home.
Remember the old saying of “the light at the end of the tunnel”? Our Light is at the end of our tunnel. And He will be waiting with open arms.