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Oct 14, 2018

Suffering and Joy

Passage: Psalms 22

Speaker: Meredith Gudger-Raines

Series: Current

Category: Current Events

Keywords: cross, faith, gratitude, pain, psalm, suffering

Suffering is a part of every life. We would never wish it on anyone or willingly choose it ourselves. And yet, sometimes going through a time of suffering helps us see things we'd otherwise never know. Maybe it's the support of others when you can't rely on your own strength, or discovery of new insights about yourself, or a visceral understanding of the unconditional love of God. The words of Psalm 22 express this all in a prayer to God; during the moments when we feel most abandoned, we remember that we are never alone, because God is with us.