Good and painful

For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. I Pet. 2:21

Sometimes good choices are also painful choices. For citizens of the Kingdom of God eternal consequences have to trump earthly consequences in how we make our decisions. Following in His steps puts us in proximity to His wisdom, strength, and comfort that empower us when doing what He has called us to do results in suffering.

Lord, strengthen and comfort those who suffer for good today.

*This post was inspired by Christian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani who faces execution in Iran.