My Pain Is Not Fruitless
Topic: suffering Passage: Romans 5:1–1:5, Romans 8:28–8:28, 2 Corinthians 1:3–1:7
The world teaches that suffering is to be avoided at all costs. Anything that causes struggle, pain, or sorrow reduces our “quality of life” and takes our happiness away. Yet even the world recognizes that something strange is happening with suffering. Bad things happen to “good people.” Some people seem to thrive despite amazingly difficult circumstances. Some even claim they would not change a thing after a time of suffering, because of the change that suffering brought into their life.