Suffering: Day 3

Therefore, let those suffering in accordance with God’s will entrust themselves to a faithful Creator, while continuing to do good.
1 Peter 4:19 NRSV


In grief you may wonder whether your life is to be only about long-suffering. If you believe that it is not God’s intention that you suffer forever, consider how you might help yourself through the suffering of grief. When you extend yourself in goodness to someone in need, your suffering is relieved, at least in that moment. It is true that in giving you receive and in selflessness you find.


God, I entrust myself to you. Despite my own suffering, may I seek to do good as I wait on you, faithful Creator. Amen.


I will not always suffer.