why Pain?

Because pain is the contraction which birth’s promise.

Frederick Douglas said, “If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.” (1857) 

In our culture, we see pain and suffering as “unfortunate” and to be avoided, it’s probably human nature to do so. But the truth remains, that pain and yes, even suffering is what exposes who we are and excavates the buried treasure within.

Sure, some pain is just inexplicable. Perhaps you have experienced some things that just don’t make any sense. I pray that God comforts you and strengthens you as you trust Him with or without an answer as to why it happened that way.

 

Grace to you,

Jennifer

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