REJOICE THROUGH YOUR TRIAL- Today at Family Worship Center, Pastor Gabriel Swaggart preaches from 1 Peter 4:12-14 sharing how even believers will go through trials and tribulations. Pastor Gabe shares the life story of the great theologian Charles Spurgeon, who often preached on the topic of depression. Spurgeon shared how his own depression kept him humble before God, saying that while he preached on the subject he heard his “own chains clink”. God is preparing all believers through such circumstances that will strengthen our faith so we can withstand Satan’s pursuit to destroy us. Peter is writing to encourage the church, and all who read these writings, that we need to anchor our faith in the finished work of Christ, and not in self, for we are co-participants in His suffering. When our faith is right, we can rejoice in Him, because we have a blessed assurance of the coming rapture of saints and the Second Coming of Christ. Then there will be no more tears, and we will live in eternal joy and be exceedingly glad!