Friend of Suffering

In March, I saw this great TED Talk by Kelly McGonigal about how to make stress your friend. She was talking about how we generally view stress as a negative thing, but maybe we shouldn’t. Maybe we should take a different perspective. Stress could rather be the body’s physical response to bolster us to overcome the obstacles that we encounter in everyday life. I thought to myself that this could be the same for faith. The word “stress” is not in the Bible, so I decided the next best word that could most embrace the meaning was the word “suffering.” The Bible talks much about suffering. Romans 5:1-5 talks about suffering leading to hope. Perhaps Christians need to take a different perspective on suffering. Rather than seeing it as negative, maybe it could be seen as a way to bolster faith.

Link: How to make stress your friend


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