Pain is a kindly, hopeful thing, a certain proof of life, a clear assurance that all is not yet over, that there is still a chance. But if your heart has no pain — well, that may betoken health, as you suppose: but are you certain that it does not mean that your soul is dead? ~A.J.Gossip
Though poor in this world’s goods, though grieving the loss of loved ones, though suffering pain of body, though harassed by sin and Satan, though hated and persecuted by worldlings, whatever be the case and lot of the Christian, it is both his privilege and duty to rejoice in the Lord. ~ A.W. Pink
In spite of sorrow, loss, and pain, Our course be onward still; We sow on Burmah’s barren plain, We reap on Zion’s hill. ~ Adoniram Judson
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Tomorrow would have been my daughter Amy's 31st birthday. Each of these quotes speaks of pain and how that pain shows proof of life. I know that in my pain my heart is able to rejoice because of Him who loves me, who sustains me and strengthens me. He makes me able to press on and delight in the Lord, for He is good.
Praying you have a blessed Sabbath!