We should always thank God for his goodness and His mercy. And so even today, this is the day that the Lord has made and allowed us to participate in! And because we know His will is good, it is perfect and it is acceptable, we should rejoice in that!
Peter tells us that we are to arm ourselves likewise; that even as Jesus suffered, so shall we. If we are not having any suffering in our life, perhaps we should evaluate our self to see if we are working on our assignment. In today’s society, with a lack of morals and ethics, it is easy to be distracted by the cares of this world; to be caught up in our life situations, our issues or whatever, but as followers of Jesus Christ, we can’t let our cares and concern keep us or hinder us in our race. The last thing we should want is to run this race in vain. Hopefully, like me, you’re looking for your crown; your reward that Apostle Paul speaks of after having run this race as a good soldier. In order to receive that reward, we must continue, or in some cases start, pressing toward the goal unto the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28
Note that all things work together for THE good; not our good but for the good thing that God has purposed in our life according to HIS will. This lets me know that sometimes God will allow things in our life that will bring us to the purpose that He has designed for our life. So it may not always feel good, it may not always look good, it may be painful and you may think you will never see the light again, but what we don't see while we are going through difficult times is God working behind the scene orchestrating people and situations on our behalf.
'as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and the snow come down from heaven and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater s is my word that goes out from my mouth: it will not return to me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it'. Isaiah 55:8
That is powerful because God gave Isaiah a glimpse of who He is and how powerful He is!