What if the suffering that we all go through was like a wave sending us out into a new place, I chartered waters. On an adventure. This painting is all about not being swamped by the wave of suffering but rather sent out from it.
In the book of Romans chapter 5 Paul states that he rejoices in his suffering! What!? There is a reason:
Peace and Hope
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
May this be true for you. May you rise above the suffering you are going through right now and be sent out from it, full of hope.