We have been deceived into thinking that a suffer-free life is one worth fighting for.
Picture a place with no bad days; would we truly know appreciation, I wonder if victory would taste as sweet. There is a rare joy in suffering knowing things will work out eventually, tell me a good story with no conflict no hardship. I easy life is no life at all, they ask “do I work hard” well if it isn’t “hard” can it be cauterized as work?
Christ is most glorious because of His suffering soul. He is the only one to know the full strength of temptation, He has never given in to it, He is well aware of the tug of war our hearts are in, tied in the middle of battling wills.
Would find Himself in the pages of the Living Word of Eternity if He had not accepted the suffering given from the Hands of an Almighty Loving God? What loving God would allow His people to suffer, I would imagine one who is accustomed to suffering Himself, One fully aware of the joy that trials bring. One who knows the strength of Joy and One who He has never left us nor will He ever. Don’t be fooled bad things don not happen to good people…that only happened one time. Bad things happen in a world infested with sin and our own depravity. I urge you to shift your perception and ask why would a good God sustain depraved people to find hope in the midst of our struggles? Why is such a good God still among such bad people?
Strength is submitting to that smile tugging at your lips when sweet memories stand the front line of this war of grief and pain. In a world without pain we would never know comfort, brotherhood and sympathy. We share in His suffering. We share in His reward.
Lift your head high we are soldiers we are more than conquers. If death had no hold on our King tell me why you think we should be permitted to allow suffering to have a grasp on us. Every good and perfect gift comes from the most High. Suffering is merely the wrapping to something greater His is trying to get to you. Thank Him and be reminded the joy of the Lord is your strength.