Plan for Suffering

By   •   January 26   •   Topics:


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. sylvia head says:

    Thank you.

  2. Marjorie says:

    This came at the best time possible. Thank you.

  3. PATRICK says:

    Shalom to each and everyone of you.

  4. Roger Jansen says:

    Sometimes the suffering that comes to us is not our fault. It just happens. In this case how we react to the suffering is the key.

  5. Suzanne Wagner says:


  6. Anthony Hamber says:

    Amen. Life! Mystery and Revelation

  7. Debbie Prakop says:

    I admire you very much!! Thank you,

  8. Margaret fudge says:

    We were not promised a life of only happiness. We were promised a home in heaven if we believe in Christ. What a great promise.

  9. Samuel Maina says:

    Brief and to the point…. May the grace of God be sufficient to every believer suffering.