Our Creator is the Father of Compassion, The God of all Comfort. As we suffer, so are we comforted. As we are comforted, so we comfort others. As we are comforted, so are we able to endure our suffering.
Bad News: Suffering is part of the deal! It’s the only way to prevent conceit in us. Good News: God uses suffering to make us humble and dependent on him for our strength. God’s purpose in our suffering is always something good!
For now we suffer, as a broken humanity together with a broken creation. But we look forward, in eager anticipation, along with the rest of creation, to the restoration and renewal of all things, and to the redemption of our bodies in the New Heaven and the New Earth!