Tragedy, Suffering, Pain

I know a number of people who are facing difficult periods in their lives. Last night, while reading Donald Miller’s book , A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, I came across two passages that those who feel the weight of life breaking them down might find a bit of hope through.

“After a tragedy, I think God gives us a period of numbing as a kind of grace. Perhaps he knows our small minds, given so easily to false hope, couldn’t handle the full brunt of reality.”

“Pain then, if one could have faith in something greater than himself, might be a path to experiencing a meaning beyond the false gratification of personal comfort.”