This is so surprising…or is it? I’m sure I cannot be the only one who has real and perceived aversions to pain. Whether it is physical or relational, I don’t wait around with open arms to welcome these difficulties. However, I must admit, that in spite of grimacing when they arrive, I continue to have some of the greatest personal stories of God’s teaching and providing throughout! If you haven’t read “Suffering Is Never for Nothing”, it is a treasure trove of inspiration and encouragement from Elisabeth Elliot. She certainly had numerous difficulties and deep losses throughout her life and thankfully, chose to write down her chosen perspectives learned in many of those painful times.
Run…don’t walk to read or listen to this book!
1 Peter 4:12
”Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you,
as though something strange were happening to you.
Two of the three versions “for this light momentary affliction” made for Hudnut Ink by Nerissa.