Plan for Suffering

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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.

Read more: Why does God allow 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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  1. Charlie Morehouse says:

    Brother Graham I know God has a plan for our lives,and I know we will have suffering and pain in our lives I am suffering as write this with back pain I have prayed to God to relieve me from this pain but the pain is still there,but that just keeps my faith stronger because I know he has a reason for my pain.but I don’t question him an why I am suffering with this pain I will keep the faith and keep loving him and trusting him with my life thank you so much for all your post they are very uplifting to me may God bless you and your family and keep sending your post with love in Christ !

  2. Janet Hearons says:

    Prayer for today is exactly what I needed

  3. Michael Gibbons says:

    Our country has been upside-down for a long time. I believe God can change this.

  4. debbie rich says:


  5. Carol G. says:

    Precious Lord Jesus, Thank you for the love, grace, joy (yes joy) you’ve given me in all my sufferings! Thank you, Heavenly Father with the precious Holy Spirit, for the growth I’ve experienced in all of my sufferings and heart break. God is worthy of our
    praise forever!

  6. susan kershner griffin says:

    Brother Graham inspires and reminds me to always remember whose child I am.

  7. Rosario Lewis says:

    Pain is part of life just like there are 2 sides to the same coin. Pain makes us strong. If no sickness and no trouble we may be far from God. So let’s accept pain. Paul says he had a thorn in his flesh and he asked God to take it away, 3 times. But God said my grace is sufficient for you. My power is weak in you when you are strong. So he will praise God for his infirmity. Grace of God has set us free now our faith in God has to work. Today’s reading says that God is saviour of all men especially those who have faith. Glory to God. Amen

  8. Chuck Ikerd says:

    God bless you!