No one wants to be in a situation where we need God to show up in a big way but the reality is that for some it is often. When suffering comes we all want a quick resolution! We want a miracle. We want answers. We want relief, but something is happening in that furnace of affliction that cannot happen anywhere else.
Our character is being formed. No suffering, no character. In those dark, lonely, painful places, we see ourselves, our weaknesses, our character flaws, more clearly than ever. When you hold on tight to God you also discover that he is a God who reveals himself more clearly in the furnace of affliction. He has a habit of showing up and walking with his people in fiery furnaces!
Hurting? You are not alone. He is with you. Allow his embrace to melt away all your fears. His grace is more than enough to see you through.