“When the hour had come, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him” (Luke 22:14).

The hour Jesus said was coming has come. Such is the nature of suffering; you never know when but, without fail, it always shows up. There is no amount of “name it and claim it theology” that will keep it at bay. To better reconcile personal suffering, a better attitude is to be found in Paul’s writing, “For it has been granted to your that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in Him but also suffer for His sake (Philippians 1:29). By this attitude, our suffering becomes a platform for the testimony of the faith and hope dwelling within us.

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