The media at large tries to convince us that suffering is a waste of time, a waste of good life. They want us to believe that life should always be pain-free. Unfortunately, most people believe this. The idea that suffering could be something good is completely foreign to most people. As you rebuild your life after going through your divorce, how do you feel about suffering?
Your suffering is not useless! It’s not in vain if you offer it up for the good of others – peace in the world, the souls in purgatory, a sick friend, those who are lonely and have no one to pray for them… Uniting your suffering to Christ is one way He allows us to play a role in His redemptive work, a privilege that too few people seem to understand these days.
When you hurt and feel alone, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to unite your pain to Christ crucified for the sake of souls and you will turn your pain into a priceless gift.
We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. James 5:11