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ENDURANCE: Joy Birthed Through Suffering.

Suffering is a universal human experience that touches every life in some way. It is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that can be physical, emotional, or psychological.


Recently, I was challenged to encourage a mother who suffered from the reality of her daughter applying for assisted suicide. While her despair was understandable, the Lord gave me a message for her that I would like to share with you. This message rocked both our worlds.

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JOY IS BIRTHED THROUGH ENDURANCE


Suffering is a universal human experience that touches every life in some way. It is a complex and multifaceted phenomenon that can be physical, emotional, psychological, or spiritual. While it is an unfortunate aspect of existence, it is also a powerful catalyst for growth, change, and empathy in Christ.


People who suffer often develop a deep understanding of the fragility of the human condition, cultivating empathy and compassion for others who are in pain. They learn resilience, discovering an inner strength that they may not have known they possessed. They find meaning and purpose in their experiences, using their pain as a springboard for personal growth and transformation. Although, when that suffering turns into suicidal ideations, a lack of endurance rules the day.


However, it’s important to remember that no one should have to suffer alone. When suffering partners with loneliness, a defeat can plague the mind. Many times, causing doubts about the existence of God, minimally doubting His loving care for humanity.

Compassion, understanding, and support from fellow Body members of Christ can make a significant difference in the lives of those who are suffering. As a church society, it’s our responsibility to extend a helping hand to those in need, offering comfort, support, assistance, and Christ-centered growth properties in their times of hardship or sinking despair.


In the end, suffering is not just about enduring pain but about embracing it, growing, and transforming from the experience into the Life experience of Christ within all believers. And if not indwelt, it is about leading them to the man OF endurance - Jesus. It’s about finding the strength that Jesus provides within us to rise above our circumstances and emerge stronger, wiser, compassionate, and secure in the methodology of releasing Life from within. As the saying goes, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”


You’ve heard the adage, “That will leave a mark.” Pain and suffering scars the human soul. Whatever caused the hardsh