Our identity is not in our joy, and our identity is not in our suffering. Our identity is in Christ, whether we have joy or are suffering. Amen!
This past week students are working on logos, which is all about branding. This led me to review Bible verses on identity. It is easy to get caught up with society says we should be, rather than being what Christ wants us to be.
Why, is it easier to go with the the crowd, than to stand up for Jesus? Because we want to fit in and be accepted like everyone else. Instead, we should do what God wants for our lives.
Jesus loves you! We just need to trust Jesus. Our circumstances may change to where we experience joy or suffering. Remember that God is there for us now matter what we are facing. Let Jesus show you the way, in truth and life.