“God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains; it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” – C.S. Lewis
First thought: If you are currently going through a painful experience, it may be difficult for you to read what I am writing.
Second thought: God does not cause suffering.
Third thought: It is important to seek and derive meaning in our suffering.
Fourth thought: Relief from pain and suffering may not be the main Christian answer to pain and suffering.
Fifth thought: Healing from within suffering is as wonderful as healing from suffering.
Seventh thought: We need to show readiness to suffer alongside the people whose suffering never gets healed.
And now, the final thought.
Final Thought: God sees things differently than we do.
Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “’For My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways,’ declares the LORD. 9 ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.’”
God’s thoughts are higher than our grandest thoughts. God’s plans are better than our greatest plans. God sees things differently than we do.
We see ordeals … God sees opportunities.
We see pain… God sees purpose.
We see suffering… God sees steadfastness.
We see shattered dreams… God sees the pieces for a new beginning.
Something to think about…