"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." (Psalms 119:50)
While we were suffering through a pretty oppressive winter, God's promise of fresh, new life was already at work. This little leaf was patiently waiting for the right combination of light and warmth to gently unfold itself and display the hope of a beautiful spring. Even as the snow was still falling and we were shivering and shoveling, God's promise of relief was present and waiting for God's moment to signal relief.
Suffering by its very nature is always difficult. Whether the suffering comes through physical or psychological distress, economic hardship, or relational crisis, the pain is always difficult, and even dangerous. Suffering can lead to despair, and despair can lead to the loss of life. One of the things that makes suffering bearableRead More »from Promise