At birth, I weighed two pounds, 12 ounces and came six weeks early. The doctors held little hope for my survival. Even with some serious illnesses and a need for a blood transfusion and surgery on my intestines, I survived. Even today, I battle chronic illness. Although I don’t suffer as much as other people I know, my pain can be downright frustrating, tempting me to give up on life. After I became a Christian, I realized that God gives me pain for a purpose. He has a plan for my life – pain-filled days and all. The same is true for you.
Although at times it is easy to lose sight of what God is doing, God accomplishes many things when we are in pain. Here are 10 amazing ways God is at work in your suffering, even today:
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