There are many forms of suffering. We can suffer for our faith. We can suffer for our beliefs whether religious or political. We can suffer due to health problems. We can suffer due to family issues. We can suffer due to financial burdens. Right now I am suffering because of my health. My endometriosis pain has worsened in the past couple weeks. In addition my joint and bone pain has increased and gotten pretty bad. Right now I am just trying to cope the best I can. Praying is one of my coping mechanisms. Laying down is another. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately on my blog and haven’t visited your blogs recently but I’ve been feeling kinda awful lately. I hope to visit your blogs soon. We need to look to God and all of the saints when we go through suffering. God is always with us. He knows what we’re going through. God is watching over us. May God make each of our sufferings easier to endure. Keep the faith as I understand that can be shaken when going through suffering. God Bless!!!
Here are some quotes from saints on suffering
The more we are afflicted in this world, the greater is our assurance in the next; the more we sorrow in the present, the greater will be our joy in the future.
St. Isidore of Seville
In the same way that a powerful medicine cures an illness, so illness itself is a medicine to cure passion. And there is much profit of soul in bearing illness quietly and giving thanks to God.
St. Amma Syncletice
Trials and tribulations offer us a chance to make reparation for our past faults and sins. On such occasions the Lord comes to us like a physician to heal the wounds left by our sins. Tribulation is the divine medicine.
St. Augustine of Hippo
We must often draw the comparison between time and eternity. This is the remedy of all our troubles. How small will the present moment appear when we enter that great ocean.
St. Elizebeth Ann Seton
It is loving the Cross that one finds one heart, for Divine Love cannot live without suffering.
The wicked exist in this world either to be converted or that through them the good may exercise patience.
He who wants to win the world for Christ must have the courage to come in conflict with it.
Blessed Titus Brandsma
Your first task is to be dissatisfied with yourself, fight sin, and transform yourself into something better. Your second task is to put up with the trials and temptations of this world that will be brought on by the change in your life and to persevere to the very end in the midst of these things.