April 3, 2022
Dr. Kirk Belmont

The Discipline of Suffering

As we travel through life, each of us experiences hurt and suffering. It might be a daily pain like stubbing a toe, having a headache that makes working too difficult or having to pump gas when its freezing cold and the wind's blowing. You might experience worse and longer lasting hurts like addiction that leads to theft, broken trust, overdose and even death or be diagnosed with a painful and debilitating disease. Being comfortable isn’t wrong, but living rightly is more important than living comfortably. To live is to experience suffering; to live well is to suffer well. Suffering well leads to Christ-likeness. It is a discipline to suffer well. How can we learn to say no to false comfort in order to say yes to suffering well and experiencing true comfort?

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