Instead, You Should Worship
But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid of their threats. Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life…….. -1 Peter 3:14 and part of 15
When the road gets long and the rain won't stop, worship Christ. Are you doing something hard right now? Are you suffering for loving someone who doesn’t love you back? Are you suffering for following God down a difficult path? Are there people you work with who just don’t understand? Is God asking you to stay when all you want to do is run?
When things get hard, and suffering endures, we must worship Christ as Lord of our life. It is importation to be open with Him as we lay out our hurt and fears but most importantly the change comes when we worship Him for being sovereign Lord over us and all things. Our reward most likely will not come quickly or even in the way we expect, but placing our focus on God’s goodness will bring peace and courage to endure. Jesus Christ is with us and fighting on our behalf! It’s time that we thank Him for it. We don’t have to ignore it, but we should look past our sadness and worry and believe we are worth being loved and cared for by a big God who made the ultimate plan to save us from our pain and lead us to eternal life in heaven.
When life gets bad, worship Christ. When things don’t go your way, worship Christ. When people hurt you, worship Christ. When you don’t know what to pray anymore, worship Christ. Keep your focus on the great promises of God! Thank Him for all he has done and will do in your life. Even when you don't feel like it, instead of complaining and giving up, worship Christ!