Pain is a Promotion

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“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
Lord I know I need to write a blog on this, but instead I only have time for a note.
Had coffee with my mentor Friday. We had a long conversation on how much suffering there is in this world. I had three very sad things to share with her this week. We talked a lot about how following Christ isn’t easy. In fact all the pain and suffering we suffer He told us we would suffer (John 16:33). So why are we surprised when it actually happens?
I always am. I’m always surprised when something terrible happens.

Following Christ ain’t easy. But don’t forget the rest of the story. “…but take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b
Thank God!
And then I started studying Job. Turns out that pain is a promotion. We need to understand pain so we can comfort others well. So we can love them unconditionally, no matter what.
Being a hard truth doesn’t make it any less true!
Oh wow…not even 9:00 and God has blown my mind!

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