Never Broken
2022-09-25 14:05:41 (UTC)

Find joy in your suffering. Just how the hell do I do that?

My faith teaches that we are supposed to find joy in our suffering. We are supposed to thank God for the good and the bad in our lives. I must confess to still be working on this one. I must confess to doing a miserable job of it so far.

I see the logic in what is taught about suffering, but I don’t know how to go about it. How am I supposed to find joy in physical pain that is so bad it literally takes away my ability to eat and drink? How am I supposed to find joy in pain that is so severe that it limits my ability to do basic daily tasks? Can someone tell me this, please? Curious minds want to know. I ask in all sincerity. I’m not trying to be argumentative. I really am trying to understand.