The longer you’re on this earth, the more you realize things don’t always happen like you hope they do. Illnesses happen, death of a loved one is inescapable. We all experience some of our own personal tragedy.
It can be so easy to feel alone and isolated in that and assume everyone else has it easy. But that’s not the case at all. And when you open up about your struggles, you find that out.
It can be easy to feel so out of control when suffering hits. The bad news? You ARE out of control. The good news? Your life is in the hands of a loving Father who only wants the best for you. However He knows sometimes the only way to get it is through pain.
There are a lot of things I could say about suffering- it’s just a season, you’ll grow so much, you’ll be able to help other people, blah blah blah. But I won’t. Because even if those things are true, when you’re suffering they don’t feel true. All I can say is Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. He loves you. Cling to him in your sadness, your grief, your pain. He will never forsake you.