Marked by pain and glory

In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation.  I Pet. 5:10

Suffering hurts and God knows that. He does not minimize our suffering but helps us through it as a legitimate, painful, but temporary experience. All that we go throughand how we go through it marks our lives here and now and impacts us spiritually as well.

Lord, let the marks we bear bring You glory.