May you be a chosen vessel unto the Lord, refined, but not with silver; rather chosen in the furnace of affliction. May he show you what great things to suffer for his name's sake. Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for you in the flesh, arm yourself likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
And may you never terrified by your adversaries: which is to them a proof of destruction, but to you of salvation. For to you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; [Isaiah 48:10, Acts 9:15-16, 1 Peter 4:1-2, Philippians 1:28-29]
May you learn perfection through the things you will have to suffer. [Hebrews 5:8]
As you suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of your soul to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator. [1 Peter 4:17-19]
May the Lord demonstrate his great love for you by chastisement. And may you never despise the chastening of the Lord, nor faint when you are rebuked. For whoever the Lord loves he chastens, and scourges every son whom he receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as a son for your profit, that you might be a partaker of his holiness, and afterward receive the peaceable fruit of righteousness. [Hebrews 12:5-7:10-11 Revelation 3:19 Proverbs 3:11-12]
May he work patience in you by many tribulations. And may you glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation works patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope will make you unashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Ghost which is given unto you. [Romans 5:3-5]
Rejoice, inasmuch as you are a partaker of Christ's sufferings; so that, when his glory shall be revealed, you may be glad also with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, then may you be happy; for the spirit of glory and of God rests upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. [1 Peter 4:13-14]
May his strength be made perfect in your weakness May his grace be all you need in any situation. May you take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake. For when you are weak, then you are strong, because his grace is sufficient and his strength is made perfect in your weakness. [2 Corinthians 12:9-10]
May you reap in joy after sowing in sorrow. Psalms 126:5-6
May you have suffering turn to Joy as when a woman is delivered of child. John 16:20-21]
May the Rock fall upon you and grind you to powder, and may that powder then be mixed with water from the river of life, forming a marvelously pliable clay. May the master potter then take this clay and fashion a vessel fit for His use. [Luke 20:17-18, Isaiah 64:8, Romans 9:20-23, 2 Timothy 2:20-21]
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