We are to prepare ourselves for suffering. It is not a matter of if we will face it, but when. Regardless of what we are dealing with throughout our everyday life, it is but a brief moment as Christ is always with us.
So many of us have been through epic battles over the last few years, and have suffered crushed hopes, physical damage and loss, or financial devastation. We’ve survived the battle, but now go through our days like Jacob, walking with a limp.