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Devotional Bible Study: God Is A Restorer, 1 Peter 5:10

Welcome to Day 9. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. This short devotional is based on 1 Peter 5:10.

Read 1 Peter 5:10

"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."

This verse was written by Peter the Apostle in his old age. Peter is writing to Christians who have been undergoing a large amount of persecution. He encourages them by explaining that none of their sufferings is in vain, but is meant to produce spiritual fruit as a “refining fire” for the Christian (1 Peter 1:6-7).

Peter had walked that exciting walk with Jesus, that led to Jesus' death on the cross. Peter was qualified to write these words. He loved Jesus, yet when it got very dangerous, he denied knowing Him. But, I am so excited to remind you that God cared so much for Peter that He restored fellowship with him. After the Ressurection, Jesus met John and some other disciples at the beach and made them breakfast.

This is what it says in John 21:15-17:

After breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter replied, “you know I love you.”

“Then feed my lambs,” Jesus told him.

16 Jesus repeated the question: “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

“Yes, Lord,” Peter said, “you know I love you.”

“Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus said.

17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”

Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.”

Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep.

It is all about the details! Peter had denied that he knew Jesus three times and now in the bible verses above we read that Jesus cancelled out those three times that Peter had denied knowing Jesus by calling Peter to 'feed My lambs', 'take care of My sheep' and finally, he is told 'to feed My sheep'.

Peter makes it clear that suffering is inevitable, unavoidable, and inescapable when you choose to follow Jesus. Suffering as a Christian is not a matter of choice but a certain consequence of our faith in Him.

During our devotional today we will remember the promises that we have that though we will suffer for a time, that God will restore, keep us strong with His grace and He will keep us secure in Him forever.

Daily devotional on 1 Peter 5:10 God is a restorer. free printable.

Short Devotional:

Although suffering is not something that we enjoy, God has promised to strengthen and support us, to restore and establish us, and to bring us into HIS eternal glory, in Christ when it is time for us to finish here on earth.

How is your day going? Are you struggling with your choices that you have to make each day?

Do you sometimes feel that you are a 'square peg' in a round hole? I am sure you have heard that expression before!

I have found that the more I choose to walk with Jesus and grow in my Christ walk with Him, the more I become more square and I certainly don't fit in, in the world around me.

I suspect that we may be coming into uncertain times where it may become dangerous to live out our faith in God. I know that there are Christians in certain countries right now that suffer severe persecution for expressing their faith in God. But we are promised God's grace for the journey that we are on.

I found this wonderful quote from John Piper about God's grace:

"God is not the God of some grace — like bygone grace. He is “the God of all grace” — including the infinite, inexhaustible stores of future grace that we need to endure to the end.

Faith in that future grace, strengthened by the memory of past grace, is the key to enduring on the narrow and hard road that leads to life."

God promises to fill us with His grace. Although we are in the world we are not part of the world for we are positioned in Christ. The hour that Jesus was on the cross, He prayed for us, not to remove us from the inevitable sufferings that we will endure in our world but that God would keep us safe as we go on our faith journey during our time on earth.

To harness God's grace we need to spend time receiving His grace and that can only come from spending some time with Him throughout the day.

Today's devotional is based on 1 Peter 5:10 which is from our 30 Bible Verses About God's Amazing Grace, bible reading plan. You will find a free printable PDF of 30 scriptures about God's grace in the Resource Library. It has the bible reading plan, guided prayer, and gratitude journal. Download this free printable or grab a notebook.