It’s difficult to see loved ones from church suffering with serious health conditions. But it’s such a relief to know that despite all they are going through, God loves them, and has a place for them with Jesus in heaven.
In the meantime, during this earthly existence, we have to have faith. We must be prayerful and find encouragement in God’s Word. His ways are so far above our understanding, but the Bible gives us some wonderful truths to hang on to in our hour of need.
Here are a few scriptures that give me encouragement when I am suffering, or when I see others suffering:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
As the saying goes, “If you’re going through hell, keep going”. And as the song goes, “Keep on keeping on”. This lifetime is but a moment in eternity; let’s not forget the spiritual riches that await us if we hold fast to our faith and live for the gospel of Christ, despite our adversity.