Broken Body, Healed Spirit

Suffering can be a catalyst for growth and self-discovery that ultimately enriches your life.

The burden of suffering seems a tombstone hung about our necks, while in reality it is only the weight which is necessary to keep down the diver while he is hunting for pearls.
Johann Richter

A physical or emotional crisis can jolt you out of your comfort zone and, whether you like it or not, compel you to explore an inner world that initially seems like foreign territory.

A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and yet have no understanding of himself. But suffering directs a man to look within. If it succeeds, then there, within him, is the beginning of his learning.
Soren Kierkegaard

Your body may be broken, but if your spirit is healed and whole, you are serving God by radiating love and hope, and demonstrating that physical suffering can be transcended.

To be able to stand in the midst of darkness and live as though all about you was light is the final test of the human spirit.
Edward H. Griggs

Your very existence will inspire others to find the strength they need to overcome their own challenges and live their best lives.

In some way, suffering ceases to be suffering at the moment it finds a meaning, such as the meaning of a sacrifice.
Viktor Frankl

Suffering can alter your perspective, reorder your priorities, and spur you to make sweeping life changes.

Just as the plough furrows the earth deeply, purifying it of weeds and thistles, so suffering and tribulation free man from the petty affairs of this worldly life until he arrives at a state of complete detachment.

There is no reason to wait for suffering to gather you in its arms. A sweeter, more fulfilling life is always available to those who have the faith to imagine it and the courage to act.

If you’re going to do something different with your life because you’ve found out you’ve got a disease, then you’re not living as you should be.


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2 Responses to “Broken Body, Healed Spirit”

  1. mel Says:


    I can truly understand suffering because I experienced it firsthand. I was very emotional to the point that I prayed to God asking Him to end my life since I knew I could not commit suicide. I cannot do it because for me I don’t own my life, He loaned it to me so He is the only One who has the right to do so. But He did not terminate my life, later on I found out why. He had a lot of plans for me. He gave me opportunities and chances to discover the beauty of living, not just mere existing in this world, to know the importance of life and His purpose for keeping me alive for all this time although for a a time I thought I could not bear the pain anymore. He made me stronger and more grateful for being one.



  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    I am very happy to hear how you have learned and grown through adversity, Mel. That is, after all, the primary purpose of suffering. It’s just that it’s so difficult to realize that in the midst of it. Two words, Mel: You rock!

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