The Sanctity of Suffering

I’m stuck in the house, quarantined due to my wife’s positive CoViD test. That makes this a better time than ever to publish a big project some friends and I have been working on. It’s something that was originally planned on a larger scale than this site, so it’ll contain much more than you’re used to seeing here.

The story of Job and his ordeal is timeless, and more timely than ever and over the next few weeks, several articles, videos, personal accounts and other things will be published here about suffering and everything that comes with it. I hope you’ll check each of them out. They’re a long time coming, they contain a lot of hard work, and they are something that will be truly beneficial to all of us who’ve been through more than we’d like. I’m grateful to my friends Zack Martin, Adam Noles, and Jeff Darby for their contributions and I believe you’ll be equally grateful after all is said and done.

If the CoVid pandemic has taught us anything, it’s patience and perspective. Ironically, those are the two things Job gained after his ordeal. The suffering he faced gave him more than it took away and his words at the end make that quite clear. You see, suffering is important, even sacred. It sets us a part, draws us into the divine purpose of this world, and brings us closer to God. It allows us to say at the end of our journey.

I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, but now my eye sees You.

Job 42:5

As we study Job’s story we’ll see his suffering and hopefully be honest about ours. I hope you’re excited, this journey will be awesome.