Topic: Refining Fire [Billy Graham Devotional 28 June 2019]
And when he was in affliction, he besought the Lord his God, and humbled himself . . . — 2 Chronicles 33:12
Why do Christians suffer? Rest assured that there is a reason for Christian people being afflicted. One reason why God’s people suffer, according to the Bible, is that it is a disciplinary, chastening, and molding process. From the Scriptures we learn that the chastening of affliction is a step in the process of our full and complete development. Affliction can also be a means of refining and of purification. Many a life has come forth from the furnace of affliction more beautiful and more useful than before.
Prayer for the day:
Lord, whatever I have to face, through it let me learn more of Your love and compassion.
Written by Billy Graham, Founder of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association(BGEA). BGEA exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by every effective means and to equip the church and others to do the same.