Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Suffering...wow, it's a HUGE concept and one that we so rarely understand. At some point in our lives all of us will experience suffering - mental, physical, emotional, or otherwise and we may ask "why does God allow us to suffer?" Sometimes God allows suffering in order for us to see our true colors and to help us realize that we are not invincible. So in some ways God uses suffering to get our attention. He may use an illness to slow down the pace of our life in order that we may see what we are truly missing--Him! It is only when we at our lowest that we sometimes look beyond ourselves and see Him and His ways.
Peter tells us "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." (1 Peter 5:6-7)
For this week's Hymn & Scripture Challenge, Patter has selected they hymn It Is Well With My Soul by Horatio Gates Spafford. You can read all about the trials Mr. Spafford was facing when he penned this now famous hymn on Patter's page.
In His Grip and Grace,