The deeper our pain, the nearer we draw to the cross that leads to intimacy with Christ. My pain and sorrow became an avenue to the cross. If my sin and pain lead me to know more about Him, then I am thankful that God allowed me to experience such pain. If I had not suffered pain in this life, I would not understand heaven and hell so clearly. If there had been no dark moments, I would not have needed nor met my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. I am grateful for all that God allows in my life because it illuminates His unfailing love for me.
I am a child of God. I am a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, One belonging to God.
SO ARE YOU!
They overcame him (Satan) by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.
"When God allowed my sorrow and pain to bring me to the cross, I quietly knelt in his presence. I could not ask the reason for my sorrow and suffering. There were no words before him. I met God who said that he loves me even to death. Heaven is closer to me now than ever before. My son's death connected me with the reality of death and sin, and led me closer to my only hope, Jesus Christ. Now, I have hope, not a wish, that I am forgiven and will see Jesus and my son some day at a beautiful place where there is no more pain, no more tears and no more fear."
'Hope' is not a wish, but a reality of the future, for which I am waiting with full of anticipation.