Plan for Suffering

By   •   January 26   •   Topics:

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Our life has its beginning in suffering. Life’s span is marked by pain and tragedy, and our lives terminate with the enemy called death. The person who expects to escape the pangs of suffering and disappointment simply has no knowledge of the Bible, of history, or of life. The master musician knows that suffering precedes glory and acclaim. He knows the hours, days, and months of grueling practice and self-sacrifice that precede the one hour of perfect rendition when his mastership is applauded. The student knows that years of study, privation and self-renunciation precede the triumphant day of graduation and honors. Yes, there are clouds of suffering for each one of us, but God says, “I come to you in the thick dark cloud of suffering,” By faith you can see His blessed face in the storm. God has His plan and purpose in all suffering.

Prayer for the day

Heavenly Father, help me to remember that none of my suffering is in vain. Through it teach me more of Your love and comfort.

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49 Comments

  1. Cheri says:

    Thank You Lord for Your blessed promise that You will neither leave or forsake us. Your with us in the good and challenging times. Praise Jesus!

  2. Joe says:

    A beautiful prayer today. Praise forever to Jesus Christ for His endless love for us.

  3. Gerry says:

    God does not permit suffering, needlessly. We may not understand at the time but it is never without purpose. Thank you Lord for your strength and mercy during difficult times.

  4. Joyce Paul says:

    There’s advantage in our weakness,There is blessing in our pain; It is when we are feeling helpless That God’s Grace and Strength sustain.Praising GOD in our trials turns burden into blessing! Praise LORD!