Suffering: Day 1

For the LORD has comforted his people, and will have compassion on his suffering ones.
Isaiah 49:13 NRSV


Grief is suffering. The more sensitive you are, the more you suffer. If you did not love, you would not suffer. When you grieve, you suffer the pain of loss. Physical suffering can be a manifestation of grief as well. Grief and suffering are relieved by the comfort and compassion of God.


God, suffering is so painful. Yet I feel your care as you comfort my spirit with the gift of your compassion. Amen.


God is with me in and through my suffering.