Tim and Rose Pearl--you both made some excellent observations about believing in Christ and suffering for our beliefs in Him. Our belief in Christ leads to glory but also suffering. When we pray and ask for His guidance and help when the suffering occurs--as noted here in this post--He will show us the way and give us His grace in handling the "hard times."
Thank you both for your postings...So helpful in understanding the hard times...
Toni Star, freelance writer/editor and graduate student
"Never give up, for there is always an answer for everyone who seeks, knocks or asks."