Our response to pain and suffering should lead us
to look beyond the pain and suffering in the attempt
to see God’s higher purposes and what He wants to teach us.
Sometimes God permits suffering to speak through our lives
as a testimony which could comfort or inspire others.
The solution is to condition our attitudes
so that we learn to triumph in and through suffering.
When Paul sought relief from his “Thorn in the flesh,”
God did not take it away,
but reassured him with: “My grace is sufficient for thee,
for My strength is made perfect in weakness”
(2 Corinthians 12:9).
May we be faithful under adversity knowing...
God’s highest good will come as a result of our suffering.
Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound,
that saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now am found,
was blind, but now, I see.
T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear...
and Grace, my fears relieved.
How precious did that Grace appear...
the hour I first believed.
Through many dangers, toils and snares...
we have already come.
T'was Grace that brought us safe thus far...
and Grace will lead us home.