A Prayer for the Grace We Need to Sustain Suffering By Emily Rose Massey
“But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble’” (James 4:6, ESV).
One of my closest friends has been walking through a very heavy time regarding her husband’s diagnosis of MS. There are times when she opens up to me about her struggles with how it has impacted her marriage, and all I want to do is encourage and help her carry the burden. The other day, I listened as she sobbed, and tried my best to acknowledge the difficulty and pain, even if I couldn’t fully relate to her situation. To encourage her, I told her that in her repentance of complaining and discontentment in the midst of her suffering, I see so much beautiful humility and a greater trust being formed in her. Because of that humility, we can rejoice in knowing God has promised to give grace to the humble.
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