Andrew Murray lived between 1828 and 1917. He is still considered one of the leading writers on prayer. Here is Andrew Murray’s formula for trials.
- Say, He brought me here. It is by His will I am in this strait place and in that fact, I will rest.
- He will keep me here in His love and give me grace to behave as His child.
- Then He will make the trial a blessing, teaching me the lessons He intends for me to learn.
- In His good time, He can bring me out again—how and when He knows.
So let me say, I am
- here by God’s appointment;
- in His keeping;
- under His training;
- for His time.
As most New Testament books, 1 Peter contains extended teaching on the subject of suffering. Peter’s friends were suffering due to persecution, but I think we can expand the application out to all forms of suffering. In the end, we must be ready to embrace our suffering. What does that look like? For starters, embracing our suffering includes . . .
- Not Fearing Suffering (1 Peter 3:14)
- Not Being Surprised by Suffering (1 Peter 4:12)
- Rejoicing in Suffering (1 Peter 4:13)
Talk to God about these three things today!