Mere Suffering

Satan would have us view our suffering as “merely suffering.” Stifling. Suffocating. Debilitating. But, what if there is more to our suffering than meets the eye? Can God transform our suffering into something meaningful? Something redemptive?

I believe He can. Read on…

From Eric Metaxas’s book, “Miracles”:

“If our suffering has a purpose, it is infinitely easier to bear than if our suffering has no purpose and no larger meaning.

“Viktor Frankl, who endured the death camps of the Third Reich, wrote about this is in famous book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning.’ He said, ‘In some ways suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds meaning.’ Frankl observed this in his experiences in Nazi Camps. He wrote, ‘those who have a *why* to live can bear with almost any *how*.’

“Biblical theology is crystal clear on this because there are a number of Scripture verses that address it directly. Perhaps the most direct one is Romans 8:28. It reads, ‘And we know that all things work together for good to those that love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.’

“This is a very dramatic statement, and if you believe it, everything changes.”

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick