CAN YOU BE PATIENT IN YOUR AFFLICTION?
This young man from Singapore wrote a wonderful post on his blog. I hope you check it out, I have his site below. For now, this is just a tease. I could not have written it any better myself.
Suffering cannot be compared, but read Philip Yancey, read C.S. Lewis, read Job, read about Jesus. Everybody suffers in ways you and I cannot grasp – yet Christ understands:
John Piper explains: “It is one thing to bear a sudden tragedy. It is quite another to suffer its pain for weeks and months and even years afterward.“ When Job was first told about the death of his sons and the destruction of his possessions, his first reaction was to worship the Lord (Job 1:21). But as time passed, he was not given his reprieve, and he began to curse the day of his birth (Job 3:1). I do not wish to go into an analysis of Job (either the book or the character), not now at least, Job is a fascinating book that deserves an entire site to itself. But that a man claimed by God to be the most righteous man in the land (Job 1:8) would lose patience in times of suffering is a simple statement of how difficult it is to be patient in affliction.
I BELIEVE THE LORD IS ASKING ME TO WORK ON MY PATIENCE DURING MY TRIAL OF BRAIN TUMOR TO RECOVERY. FINDING JOY IS NOT ALWAYS EASY BUT WITH HOPE IT IS WITHIN REACH. PRAYER IS CONSTANT FOR ME. I TALK TO GOD ALL DAY LONG. THANKFULLY, HE NEVER TURNS A DEAF EAR MY WAY. I HOPE YOU TOO CAN LEARN HOW TO BE PATIENT IN AFFLICTION. I AM A WORK IN PROGRESS.
Here is the link….. http://reversingverses.com/2012/09/28/romans1212/