Offering suffering


#1

I was speaking to a friend who suffers enormously, she has all kinds of physical suffering as well as having suffered a great deal emotionally and psychologically, and somebody had told her to offer up her suffering. What exactly do we mean when we say about offering up suffering?


#2

THe basic idea is to ask God to bring good out of one’s suffering, in essence by saying, “God, please use this suffering to bring about good. If how I handle this suffering pleases you then please bless me, either directly or by granting my prayer request for others.”


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