As you begin to read this letter from Peter, remember who is writing it and to whom he is writing. It is written by the apostle Peter, the closest human friend to Christ, the one who denied knowing Jesus, and, yet after being filled with the Holy Spirit, he boldly testifies. Peter is writing this letter to the followers of Christ who have lost their homes and family members as a result of following Jesus and yet they continue in their faith.
You may be walking through a difficult season in your life even now, but let the words of 1 Peter 1:6-7 speak to your heart. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.