Suffering teaches us not to lean on our own understanding if we will let it. As light, we are called to illuminate darkness; as children of God we are called to walk in love; but we can't just waltz all willy-nilly into darkness wearing nothing but good vibes and pajamas. We must be strong in spirit, with overflowing oil in our lamp, and wearing the full armor of God. In our suffering, God is faithful to give us wisdom and peace and relief.
~ Patient endurance is what we need now. Take heart. ~