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“For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God.” 1 Peter 2:19

Peter assumes Christians will suffer unjustly, because Christ suffered unjustly. However even in our difficulties we can represent Christ well. We can pray for God’s enabling, his comfort, and his protection. We can remember his past faithfulness. We can have a different attitude to the Israelites in the wilderness, who quickly forgot God’s blessings and complained whenever God didn’t instantly meet their needs. We can remember him, who suffered on our behalf, and left us an example.