Praise Me. Praise is a sign of grace, especially in the midst of suffering. Death is a reminder of Life. If you think by believing in Me you will never suffer, believe again. You may be worshiping the wrong Jesus. This world is subject to frustration, thorns, lies, and death. You would be in denial to think that your life will be a bed of roses. Every rose has thorns, Child. Every beautiful face has painful memories, shames, sins, brokenness. Come to grips with the fact that God’s Children are blessed to suffer. Praise Me. Suffering produces perseverance. Perseverance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us. If you do not want to be disappointed then arm yourself with the knowledge that you will endure suffering for the sake of Jesus’ name. Come up to this higher thinking – a thinking that makes no sense to the world you live in, but remember, even the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s highest wisdom. Praise Me.