Jesus the author and finisher of our faith, for the joy that was set before him, endured the cross, despised the shame, and is sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2
Christ looked beyond the pain, the rejection by his own, the whipping post, the thorns, the nails and the cross..
He looked beyond death, beyond the tomb for he was looking for the joy of obtaining the prize, the glory, the honour and the power at the right hand of his Father.
That's how you overcome your worst nightmare… look beyond it and see something bigger than your pain… God is working on you and he will finish what he started…
James wrote in 1:2 Count it all joy brethren when you fall into different temptations, (adverse evil things)
Trials and temptations are normal but so also is Gods plan to finish what he started in you.
‘ Rejoice in as much as you are a partaker of his sufferings that when his glory shall be revealed you may be glad also with exceeding joy’1 Peter 4:13
Again Paul writing in Philippians 2:17 said; Yes, and if I be offered upon the sacrifice and service of your faith, I joy, and rejoice with you all’
‘ Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’… 1Peter 1:3
Not some dead hope, not some ‘get you by’ hope, but hope that's under-written by God who will finish what he began in you…
‘ To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fades not away, reserved in heaven for you’
‘ Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time‘1Peter 1:4-5
Not kept by you; kept by God for he that has begun a good work in you will finish it… You are a work in progress
‘ Wherein you greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, you are in heaviness through manifold temptations’ 1Peter 1:6
God destroys temptations by carrying the burden as he finishes his work of grace in us… You are a work in progress
‘ That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ’1Peter 1:7
God turns every trial into victory as he finishes working on his greatest masterpiece… You and I. We are a work in progress
‘ Whom having not seen, you love; in whom, though now you see him not, yet believing, you rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: 1Peter 1:8
Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls. 1Peter 1:9