Painful. Long-lasting. Unfair. Those are some words that I use to describe suffering. Without fail, one other word invades my thoughts every time I’m hurting. “Why?” If you are in a difficult season of pain and questioning right now, I pray that His words bring you comfort.
“…suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5: 3-4
As much as it may not feel like it, there is purpose in our pain. It teaches us today…we develop character and learn to persevere. And it prepares us for tomorrow…suffering loosens the grip we have on all things temporary and strengthens our hope for eternity. I pray that you find comfort today. And that your pain deepens your hope. One is temporary. The other lasts forever. – Sandi