1 Peter 5:10 - After You Have Suffered For A Little While

1 Peter 5:10 (ESV) And after you have 
suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who 
has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, 
will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and 
establish you. 

1 Peter 5:10 (NIV) And the God of all grace, 
who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, 
after you have suffered a little while, will 
himself restore you and make you strong, firm and 

1 Peter 5:10 (NLT) In his kindness God 
called you to share in his eternal glory by means 
of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a 
little while, he will restore, support, and 
strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm 


   A friend confided in me that because of a 
bad choice he'd made, his marriage was over, and 
he had to step down as senior pastor. He was at 
the point of despair and considering ending his 
life. He was at a store looking at pistols when he 
got a call from a friend who knew about his 
circumstances and asked if they could meet. The pastor 
   The pastor's friend invited him to attend 
a Celebrate Recovery meeting. He reluctantly 
agreed. At an "open share group," he thought, I'll 
never share like these guys! This isn't for me. 
But God kept drawing him back, and finally the 
walls of his heart started to come down. He began 
to share his personal struggles and experience 
   Today that pastor is whole again because 
someone cared enough to invite him to a meeting he 
didn't want to attend. He is now the ministry 
leader for a Celebrate Recovery group in a church 
that has opened its doors wide to embrace the 
hurting. It took an act of courage on the part of 
both men, but the result was a cycle of healing 
and wholeness. Sometimes God asks us to reach 
out, and sometimes he asks us to reach up. When 
we do, he always meets us with his redeeming 
grace and power.  
   Father, I was lost but you sent someone 
to show me the way. Give me the courage to 
reach out to others who are hurting. In Jesus' 
name, Amen. [Celebrate Recovery Daily Devotional 
by John & Johnny Baker] 

   I took a deep breath as I walked up to 
the podium. I was speaking to a group of alumni 
at the childrens home where I grew up. 
Jesus, please help me get through this speech 
without crying. As I looked at the audience, my mind 
went totally blank. But despite my fear, Jesus 
gave me the words to speak: I never thought I 
would be standing here speaking. Many of us have 
different memories of growing up here. Our 
relationship with Jesus affected who weve become. Some 
of us are survivors, others are victims.  
   My childhood was extremely difficult. My 
parents separated before I was born and gave me up 
when I was an infant. I was shuffled between 
relatives, foster homes, and a childrens home. When 
I was grown, I finally realized Jesus had 
always been with me and He put good people in my 
life to guide me. Jesus used the obstacles of my 
childhood to make me stronger. Now I cherish my own 
family because of the love I missed growing up. 
Jesus restored me and has transformed me into a 
determined and compassionate person. He blessed me with 
the talent of writing to help others. Over time, 
my walk with Jesus has grown more intimate, and 
I thank Him for His love and grace.  
   The tragedies of our past can paralyze 
us. Were victims of our circumstances, but 
Jesus wants to take those obstacles and struggles 
and use them for His glory. Because of the deep, 
restorative love of Jesus and His grace, we can move 
beyond painful memories. Jesus brings hope and 
healing to the deepest wounds of our hearts. by 
Katie Minter Jones  
   Faith Step: Whatever youve 
experienced, believe that Jesus loves you and will 
restore you. [Mornings With Jesus 2020 Devotional by 
Guideposts and Zondervan] 

   Thousands of stately old oaks grace the 
California coast. Oaks may not have the iconic appeal 
of palm trees, but their twisted branches and 
gnarled trunks have a rugged beauty all their own - 
like trees out of a fairy-tale book. Those bends 
and twists tell a story of countless storms 
sweeping in off the Pacific and pummeling those 
trees. When you see the massive branches, you know 
the roots must run deep. So it is with the way 
God uses suffering in our lives. 
   Today's Scripture declares that after we 
have suffered a little while, God will make us 
strong, firm, and steadfast. But don't imagine you 
will be deeply rooted in Christ if you never 
experience any storms. It is only "after you have 
suffered a little while" that you become strong and 
steady in the faith. The wild and windy trials you 
face today mean deeper roots and staying power in 
the days ahead. 
   I feel battered by these storms, God. Be 
my strength today and keep me rooted in Your 
love, rooted in Your Word, rooted in the 
confidence that You have a purpose for everything that 
happens in my life. I want to draw on Your life 
today - from the deepest roots to the tip of my 
branches. [A Spectacle of Glory by Joni Eareckson Tada 
and Larry Libby]  


Proverbs 3:11, 12 - Source of Trials & 


Isaiah 48:10 - The Furnace of Affliction.


Hebrews 12:5, 6 - Purpose of Discipline.



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred 


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