Let this sink in a minute. His hands were wounded... for you.
The love of God does not hate tragedy. It never denies reality. It stands in the very teeth of suffering.
Like stars, faith and hope are lights that shine only in the darkness.
"A friend knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."
He suffered for you, He died for you, and He lives for you!
What is the purpose of suffering?
If my life is broken when given to Jesus, it is because pieces will feed a multitude, while a loaf will satisfy only a little lad.
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
If the hammer and nail could talk, their conversation might sound a little like this...
God does not promise us a life without suffering, but He does promise to go through it with us.