Northridge Free Will Baptist
For most of my life I lived under the general impression that the only reason I'd ever experience suffering was because God was mad at me and He was punishing me for something I’d done wrong. After all, Galatians says that we reap what we sow (Gal 6:7-8). Therefore any hardship or suffering that comes into my life must be because I've lived contrary to God's will. Right? Or is it possible that we can be dead center in the middle of God's will, doing exactly what He wants us to do, the way He wants us to do it, when He wants it done, and still experience suffering?