Suffering is all around us. Turn on the news tonight and you’re bound to hear stories of war, terrorism, violence, murder, abuse, theft, corruption, disease, and illness, just to name a few.
But suffering isn’t just around us. It’s in us.
We all experience suffering at different times and to varying degrees. Maybe your health has failed, your marriage has crumbled, your faith is being tested, or you’ve lost a loved one that has left a profound emptiness in your heart.
If you’re like me, it can be very easy to forget the power of the truth in the middle of my pain. And yet, it’s in the middle of my pain that I most need the power of the truth. In 2 Corinthians 4:7-18, the Apostle Paul declares that God has one main purpose that he will accomplish in our suffering.