I grew up hearing a message that suffering was good. It made you more spiritual. Jesus suffered, and I needed to suffer just like Him because it would bring Him glory. Suffering for Jesus was a big deal. What I didn’t know is that the Bible doesn’t say it like I learned it.
Jul 21, 2017
Life stretches you. Three words that combine into a common saying—easily rolled off the tongue in precise moments of reflection—which belie the pain threading them together. Experience grows. Empathy increases. Wisdom...comes. But, to the one on the rack crying out for it to stop. It is a common saying for common circumstances. Until the pain is yours. Then it is unique to you. If circumstances in your life are stretching you beyond your ability to cope, be encouraged that God has not left you …