How Do You Want to Suffer, With or Without God?

We have no choice about personal suffering (Genesis 2:16-17). It is part of the human condition, Christian or non-Christian. Suffering does not discriminate. Not even Christ could escape personal pain and disappointment, including a mob murdering Him on the cross. To be human is to suffer. There are times we do it to ourselves. In other instances, people hurt us. It’s also random, making no sense about where it came from or when it will leave. Knowing these truths about suffering is soul-disturbing news. But let’s not leave it there: good news exists. We can choose the conditions for our suffering. We can experience these challenges with or without God, making the all-important question, which option would you choose? How do you want to suffer?