Everyone deals with suffering. Paul was no stranger to suffering, and his message in this passage offers encouragement for dealing with suffering. Why do we suffer, and what does it accomplish? Suffering well evidences our faith, and can help us grown. Suffering well brings confidence to others, encouraging them in their own walks with the Lord. Suffering well requires a mature response, a centered focus on proclaiming Christ in all things and rejoicing in Him no matter what happens.


Philippians 1:12-18