Don’t you believe there is a side to our sufferings we miss when we focus on our pain rather than on God’s greater purpose?
“Our pain can be conduit for God’s glory.”
— Lisa Harper
It makes so much sense if you can see the purpose behind the pain, you can find the way out of this lie. If you can see the purpose beyond the pain, you will understand God’s ability to leverage the suffering in your life for greater things.
God uses the good and the bad in your life to help you grow. Growth often means pain.
”Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing” [James 1 :2-4]
We know why suffering should be counted as joy, because it will change us for the better. It will draw us closer to God.
God says in [Jeremiah 29: 11]
”For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”