What Is God's Mightiest Work?
Upon a bed of nails a man's ways of life are exposed. His habits and thoughts are changed. They are pitted against the painful grace that drove these nails into his bed board.
It is through suffering that God does His wondrous work in men and women. He first works in them and for them - that He may then work through them.
A soul with empathy becomes far more valuable to Heaven and mankind than a soul just with sympathy.
Suffering is a Divine tool to shape all men.
The gains from the pain will pale all the shadows of the past. The warrior, the wanderer and the weak alike will find rest for their souls. They marvel at a sweetness to their spirit that they have not tasted, nor even imagined.
God re-engineers the soul in furnaces that the body may learn to peacefully trust, follow and shine - whether they trek the valley of the shadow of death or climb to a hill-top in the warmth of life.
He who has suffered much is equipped to abstain from every kind of evil. They have had their seasons renewed and refreshed through His glorious work of painful grace.
Since therefore Christ suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same way of thinking, for whoever has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. (1 Peter 4:1)
Sorrow is given to us on the purpose to cure us of sin. ~ St Chrysostom
Today's Soul Snippet:
'The soul is the breath of man, the wonder of angels and the envy of devils.' ~ Thomas Brookes
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