That’s good news!

Talking about the devil, 1 Peter 5:9 says, “Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” Then it says God will, “… after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” 1 Peter 5:10b (NKJV)

While God didn’t bring the suffering (5:9), He can use it to “perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.” We can also know that suffering only lasts “a while.” That’s good news!