Suffering's 2nd Gotta Ask Question#
Heads explode when pain enters. Pain can be as much internal as external. The soul and spirit can ache as the body. Regardless of a pain's location, all humans are finite when it comes to levels of suffering.
Suffering is the hose God often chooses to douse the heat of sin within the soul. It smother's the fires of human desires, and reforms thinking that righteous behavior will follow.
I will walk humbly all my years because of this anguish of my soul. (Isaiah 38:15b)
Suffering forces the wise to reassess their life and choices. From suffering I decide what truly is important, invert my values and reverse my desires. It is in the reconsidering of life that suffering shakes my purposes as an earthquake shakes the earth I stand upon. Suffering fosters an inner conflict of 'why' and can ground a person as an eagle is grounded with an injured wing.
Suffering asks the question:
am I done with sin?
He who has suffered is surely done with sin. The fearsome alternative to a 'no' answer is the continuation and the multiplication of suffering.
Therefore, since Christ suffered in his body, arm yourselves also with the same attitude, because whoever suffers in the body is done with sin. (1 Peter 4:1)
Suffering well understood, becomes the source of a soul claiming spiritual hunger.
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"There are no reduced rates for revolution of the soul."~ Leonard Ravenhill
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