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It would be very hard to be enthusiastic about your future if you thought it would involve being treated unjustly. Jesus knew that He would suffer and be rejected as is recorded in Mark 8.

“And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again.” Mark 8:31, ESV.

Jesus was innocent yet He did not cause a fuss. He knew it was part of God’s will for Him to suffer.

“For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.” 1 Peter 2:21-24, ESV.

It is very likely that you don’t know the future either, so don’t be surprised at what is to come. In fact it is almost certain that we will suffer and this time of suffering could be our opportunity to be a witness to others as we cope with our difficulties.

“And God is able to give you more than you need, so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause.” 2 Corinthians 9:8, GNB