Lessons Sufferers Learn

Tough times teach

All of us go through the University of Adversity (a.k.a. the School of Hard Knocks), and we’d better graduate with honor!

“It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I may learn Your statutes” (Psalm 119:71).

Job learned things he did not know before suffering: greater reverence for God; humility.

Only later

God refused Paul’s pleas to remove his “thorn.” Only later could he write, “Therefore I am well content . . . with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:10).

The Prodigal valued home only after experiencing the bitter aftertaste of sin (Luke 15:11-32). Warmly welcomed by his father, he discovered something else: the sweet taste of grace.

What have we learned lately?

man suffering-tagged

Scripture quotations taken from the NASB: http://www.lockman.org/

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