10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. 11 To him be the power for ever and ever. Amen.
After the suffering, after the hard time, this is what the Lord will do. He will heal the broken bones, He will rebuild the foundation, He will mend the torn nets. The cross of Jesus is the bridge between the brokenness of our world and the wholeness of Heaven. From the cross His outstretched arms touch both heaven and earth. Who better than Peter to know that Jesus can restore a promise lost and do more with what we have suffered than we can possibly ask or imagine (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
- Who can you encourage with this story/message?
Pray for somewhere in the world that needs God’s attention. Flick to a news app or website, and pick a news story to pray for.