We always heard the saying that “Life isn’t fair”. I hear and experience this many times in my life but every time I face this it has always been hard for me to accept. The fact is in life, we do not always get what we deserve. The world is full of humans who are nonetheless perfect including myself. However, God has always reminded me of my imperfections and the love that he has bestowed before me. We should follow Jesus’s own example of self-suffering and loving others no matter the circumstance. God want’s us to love everyone and that includes those who have wronged us because God himself loves everyone. Praying for your enemies is a great way to show your love for them.
1 Peter 3:17-18 says, “For it is better, if it is Gods will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive in the spirit.” For Jesus gave us an example of suffering and in return he was blessed with an everlasting life through the spirit. If we follow Jesus’s footsteps, we too will be blessed with the kingdom of God. God see’s your sufferings and he will bless you in return for your sufferings of doing good. 1 Peter 2:20 says, “But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. Our reward for enduring the pain to be the light of the world will be greater than doing what is easy. Taking the easy way will bring you simple rewards, but taking the long hard way will bring you a narrow and great reward that not many will receive.You reap what you sow so sow greatly onto your life. You may suffer now, but your blessing from Godwill come in it’s time. 1 Peter 3:9 says, ” Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.”
Be the light of the world and do not let it’s dankness consume you. Win by letting the good overcome the bad. Focus on God and only him during your tough times because the blessings from God are worth more than anything this world can offer you. Your sufferings for doing good will reap great rewards in its time. So remember, suffering for good is worthful.