When people ask if Jesus Christ is relevant to us today, the answer is a resounding yes! He is relevant to every aspect of our lives.

And do you want to know why? It’s because Jesus Christ suffered, died in our place, and rose again on the third day. So we have a God who understands our suffering.

Whether you’re struggling with a lost job, or broken relationship—Jesus gets it. Isn’t that amazing?

In Peter’s first letter in the Bible, he tells us, “Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”

When we suffer, we are sharing in Christ’s suffering. And the Bible says that this is cause for rejoicing.

Our God understands our daily struggles and challenges. Jesus Christ is relevant in our sufferings. He will guide us through it.

Elisabeth Elliot writes, “In all our afflictions he is afflicted. We are together in them…”

Will you share the relevancy of our Savior with a suffering friend today?


“Jesus Christ is relevant in our sufferings. He will guide us through it.”

1 Peter 4:12-13

“Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”