God has very good reason for allowing His children to suffer, but He is with us through all of the pain, heartache, and sorrow, no matter what our circumstance, when we respond as a child of God, we are not somber but Joyful as in:
2 Corinthians 4:8-12New International Version (NIV)
8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; 9 persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed. 10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. 11 For we who are alive are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that his life may also be revealed in our mortal body. 12 So then, death is at work in us, but life is at work in you.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18New International Version (NIV)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
and than we have this to look forward to in:
2 Corinthians 2:14New International Version (NIV)
14 But thanks be to God, who always leads us as captives in Christ’s triumphal procession and uses us to spread the aroma of the knowledge of him everywhere.
So no matter how long we suffer, it is temporary, for if we compare it to the back drop of eternity, it is but a second, Paul fills my Heart with hope. May these scriptures fill you're hearts with hope today, no matter what we are all going through, I am so grateful to know we will know one another for eternity, hugs and love.
May the below poem from my upcoming devotional, "Poems of The Eternal Heart a Daily Devotional" inspire you're week, and may we all continue to feel the loving embrace of our Father in Jesus Blood and name amen
The Power of A Single Prayer
All throughout the Bible
our Father made it known,
Who stood right beside us
and is now seated on the throne,
He made us many promises
in which none did He say,
that the Christian life would be easy
or pain-free in any way.
In fact, it's quite the opposite
for those who love to boast,
about the power, love, and caring Father
Whom they glorify the most.
It makes the enemy angry,
so he sends his army out,
to attack the obedient children
where he manipulates with doubt.
for the power in a single prayer,
can convert darkness into light,
out of all the things he's up against
it is prayer that causes fright.
For he knows his days are numbered
till his world will no longer be,
so his demons are on overtime
to try and rob the souls now free.
But our Father did make a promise
that keeps our mind at ease,
not even death can keep us from Him,
and why we fight, while on our knees.