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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 wrote to slaves who were suffering simply because they were slaves. We all suffer the effects of living in a fallen world. However, it gives us the opportunity of sharing in Christ’s sufferings (1 Peter 4:13), even when our pain isn’t specifically related to being a Christian. Jesus lived on earth and wore our humanity, his empathy gives us hope. By choosing to be conscious of God and entrusting ourselves to him, we receive his comfort.