Joseph Iregbu

Purpose Guy

What is the Secret of Joy in Suffering?

The past few months have been a rollercoaster. From contemplating BIG family decisions to our daughter turning 3 in July and officially starting school last week.

Speaking of last week, we just returned from an awesome 4-day international conference in The Netherlands; a congress that brought us renewed strength and focus. I experienced some amazing God moments and heard powerful words I will never forget.

The secret of joy in suffering

This week, I watched a short video of John Piper on suffering and the secret that should keep us forging ahead against all odds.

John’s ministry has been of tremendous influence on my life and ministry. In 2 Corinthians 6:10, Paul outlines a powerful encouragement for Christians, especially in times of suffering:

…As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.

How do you rejoice in the midst of sorrow? How do you maintain biblical perspective when everything is against you?

If you are suffering today, I pray you find strength and comfort in the verses of scriptures which John share in this video. Be strong and of good courage, trust God’s sovereignty and bask in the sweetness of Christ.

Question: How do you stay joyful in the midst of suffering? Share your thoughts in the comments.

About Joseph Iregbu

From a homeless, near-school-dropout to living a story worth telling. Purpose is my passion. What's your story?

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