January 22, 2019

Be Present in Suffering

“Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance…” – Romans 5:3 Yesterday we talked about not asking too many questions when we are in the winter seasons of our lives. Today, I want to share another thing that will help us as we navigate the challenging times we face: be present in suffering. I have told the story before about a boy and a silver ball on a string, and it really speaks to the point I want to make today. It’s a Russian tale and it begins with a school-aged child who meets a fairy as he’s walking into the forest. During their encounter, she gave him something; although it looked like a simple silver ball on a piece of string, it was really a magic wand that enabled him to pull the string and fast forward through unpleasant parts

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