It seems believers are often searching for practical ways to apply Scripture to their personal circumstances, asking questions like “I know Scripture says to trust God and to follow Him, but how do I do that practically in midst of my pain? My struggles? My trials?”
Gil Wesley has had more share in the fellowship of suffering than any human I know. Some of you need to hear this. Some of you are hurting and discouraged, and we don’t like to suffer––but as Paul says,
“that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death; in order that I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.” (Philippians 3:10-11)
You’ll simply need to hear his story to understand how Gil came by his insights into suffering and what it can teach us about the heart of God, who does not waste our pain, but is with us in every moment.
In this conversation, Gil describes the great pain, which taught him that, following Christ’s example, it’s okay to share with God what we think, what we feel, and what we want…but that at the end of that, we must follow the example of Christ as He demonstrates His ultimate love and trust in God by proclaiming: not My will, but Yours.
Gil, thank you for your time and for sharing your story with us.