1 Peter 4:19- therefore let those who suffer according to the will of God, commit the keeping of their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator.

3 ideas in this verse

1. The idea of suffering
2. The idea of surrender
3. The idea of sovereignty

Mark 6:45-52- the story of the crossing over to Bethsaida and Jesus walking on the water.

The disciples didn’t even think Jesus was watching them. They had been rowing for lost 6-8 hours, but Jesus had been watching them the entire time. He walks to them on the water, and comforts them in the midst of their trial.

James 1:2- count it all joy when you fall into diverse temptation, knowing that the trying of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing,

In this passage, count actually means “command”. Therefore we are commanded to be joyful when we go through trials. This verse refers to being surrounded by trials, the kind of trials designed to produce health in the midst of adversity. Count those kinds of trials all joy. God uses patience to help us trust through the trial. In this verse, patience means “cheerful endurance”.

Matthew 14:22-33 same story as Mark 6, with the addition of Peter walking on water

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