1 Peter 5:9 (NLT)
... Remember that your Christian brothers and sisters all over the world are going through the same kind of suffering you are.
1 Peter 5:12 (NLT)
... My purpose in writing is to encourage you and assure you that what you are experiencing is truly part of God's grace for you. Stand firm in this grace.
- It's hard to grasp that suffering can actually be a redemptive process - evidence of God's grace. But perhaps there can be some comfort from understanding that suffering is a universal aspect of our human experience. We will have trials, but we do not need to face them alone.