Sharing this post again because it feels so relevant in so many ways right now. For those who are suffering, this is for you.
Suffering sucks God.
Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
It sucks, God. I hate it, even though I know that You will use it. I know what Your word says about suffering. I know Jesus suffered. I know David suffered. I know the Apostles suffered. Paul suffered. And God, I am suffering.
I’m tired from fighting. It takes so much energy to cope with physical pain. And, Lord, I feel like I’ve dealt with crisis after crisis for most of my life. I know that lots of people suffer, God, and I am no better or worse than anyone else. But right now…
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