The pain that comes with mental or physical affliction can bring frustration and confusion not only to a person who is sick, but also to those who pray and suffer along side them. The bible teaches us that we will be able to overcome the sufferings of this life by God's grace. Paul gives us insight into this grace when he cried out to God on several occasions to relieve him from something that was causing him great distress. And through this crying out and communication with God, Paul found grace that was sufficient to overshadow the "why's" that often accompany unexpected hurts, whether they be of the body or the soul. Consider these principals the next time you or someone you love finds themselves in the midst of suffering:
Article by Desi Najera, Jr.