There is a day coming when there will be no more pain, but that day is not here yet for you or for me. So the question for us is, “How should I deal with suffering.” Today’s devotional tells us patience alone is not enough. What else is needed? Read and find out. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
James 5:10-11 (ESV)
10 As an example of suffering and patience, brothers, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. 11 Behold, we consider those blessed who remained steadfast. You have heard of the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful.
“A man must be patient under affliction, but he is not to be so patient as to be idle; he must couple energy with his patience, in order to manifest a practical faith. When we have each of these, we shall be what Paul and James call ‘perfect.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1906), p. 104]