We need to remember that God can do with us whatever, whenever, wherever, and however He pleases. And guess what—He’s not going to ask our permission to conform us to the image of Jesus Christ. However, sometimes the best way He is able to do just that is through our suffering.
Pastor James Ford Jr. has been the senior pastor of Christ Bible Church of Chicago, located on the south side of Chicago, Ill., for over 35 years. He also serves as the president of Impact Ministries, an outreach ministry committed to strengthening families in the South Shore community of Chicago.