Benefits of suffering

1) It opens our hearts to God

2) It molds us

1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our lord Jesus Christ.  2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.  3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.  (Romans 5:1-5)

2Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (James 1:2-4)

3) It makes us sensitive to others and equips us to be a comforter

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

4) It makes us homesick for Heaven

Psalms 143:8

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you.  Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.

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