Suffering……. no one likes it and yet suffering is a part of life. We all go through it at some point in our lifetime. You can suffer the pain of change or suffer remaining the way you are. Without suffering how can we experience joy?
Sometimes suffering comes as a natural consequence to the choices that we have made or others around us and sometimes suffering is just part of living in a fallen world.
Suffering if we let it, is part of our growth and who we become. Either way it’s not easy, so what do we do? We go to the Potter.
“We get to enjoy God on the mountain but we get to know God in the valley.” Dino Rizzo
“Then Jesus went to work on his disciples. Anyone who intends to come with Me has to let Me lead, you’re not in the driver seat; I am! Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all.” Matthew 16:24 Message
Sometimes I think we will try anything, read anything, ask friends for advice, anything at all instead of going to The One who knows what we need.
When we can embrace where were at and trust God that He knows what’s best for us, suffering isn’t as bad as we think it is when it’s producing good fruit and we are changing and growing into what God desires for us.
“For God is working in you, giving you the desire to obey him and the power to do what pleases Him.” Philippines 2:13
Wherever you find yourself today…. suffering or not God is saying “YOU are Mine and I have you in the palm of my hand. I see what your going through. I see your pain. I see each tear you’ve cried precious one.”
You are not alone, He is with you and will never leave you. What you’re going through is not going to last forever, this to will pass. Hope in Me, for My Glory will be manifested in your life and circumstances.
Never forget YOU are a child of the most High God, you have been chosen and set apart for a purpose greater than yourself. He made YOU, YOU are his masterpiece and YOU are one of a kind! He has great and mighty plans for you.
So come to Me with your pain and suffering and I will give you rest….