“When he was reviled, he did not revoke in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.” 1 Peter 2: 23 ••• The truth is I do not want to look at my sufferings and entrust them to God. I want to hold onto them with bitter hands and cry angry tears as I sit in self-pity and outrage. I do not want to sit with uncomfortable thought that it is in faithfulness I am afflicted, that even in suffering God is a just judge, that I am called to give up this reviling and take up the cross, following behind the way of the Shepherd and Overseer of my soul. This submission is a sacrifice I don’t want to give and yet I believe it leads to fuller life. ••• Full post on blog—link in my bio!