Purpose in the Pain
Even when I think it is the end, it may just be the beginning. When Jesus' friend, Lazarus, died it all looked like one big mistake. If Jesus would have been there, Lazarus would still be alive. Standing in front of the tomb where Lazarus was buried, it seemed like all hope was lost. Yet, this tomb was fertile ground for a miracle -- and a foreshadowing of what would happen to Jesus and all who put their hope in Him. Allow yourself to hope -- again -- that God is still working and there is purpose in the pain.