1 Peter 4:19
Choose Gods Will
To choose to suffer means that there is something wrong; to choose Gods will even if it means suffering is a very different thing. No healthy saint ever chooses suffering; he chooses Gods will, as Jesus did, whether it means suffering or not. Be merciful to Gods reputation. It is easy to blacken Gods character because God never answers back, He never vindicates Himself. Beware of the thought that Jesus needed sympathy in His earthly life; He refused sympathy from others because He knew far too wisely that no one on earth understood what He was going through. Notice Gods waste of saints, according to the judgment of the world. God plants His saints in some of the most useless places. We say, God intends me to be here because I am so useful. Jesus never estimated His life along the line of the greatest use. God puts His saints where they will glorify Him most, and we are no judges at all of where that is.