Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4
When suffering comes how do I deal with it ? Do I complain ? Do I wonder when the end will come ?
In my quiet time , the Lord has spoken into my heart, that suffering bears fruit .
And Paul speaks about character being developed leading to hope .
Currently, I have neuralgia which causes excruciating pain and the only medical remedy is to have recourse to pain killers .
Will my suffering end ? I do not know . This seems minor as I have been blessed immensely to make a good recovery from cancer .
But when anyone is in pain , comparisons do not work as one endures it .
As my suffering continues , the biggest blessing in my life is knowing that God is present with me . Through all the challenges of the past , he has carried me .
Not only that , I have been blessed to encounter his great love for me .
I believe every word that he speaks into my life, through scripture and in my quiet time . He is the divine healer.
Can I share my suffering with him ? He gave his life to save me.
This is the time I can do this and begin offering these sufferings for those in need all over the world , beginning with my family , and friends .
I pray for patience that Jesus sees me through the pain that is so excruciating.
As Paul quotes that : Suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4
I’ve also read that suffering produces saints . If that is the case for my good to become a saint then I pray
“Yes Lord , please send me more , but you be in me /with me to face it “