Suffering Kinship

Tonight Connie and I enjoyed the fellowship of other believers through a church gathering. In discussing the upcoming book, a gentleman asked me about the book’s subject. Many people have asked me that same question. Sometimes the Holy Spirit encourages me to share details of the book. Sometimes I simply share it generally as a non-fiction family story.

This evening as I shared the general overview of the book with this new church friend, I noticed tears quickly stinging his eyes. Although I do not know the man and his wife well, his instantaneous tears shared his silent compassion. This man understood the ravages of suffering. Although I knew very little about his trials, I knew in my spirit that he had, indeed, suffered. In seeing his tears, I sensed a mutual, spiritual kinship.

When God puts a hurting believer in the path of another Christian sufferer, a silent understanding pervades. A heart yearning more for God is made quite evident. God is faithful to put His suffering children together. His purpose is not for them to commiserate but to encourage one another, even without words, while walking down a personal, dark night of the soul.

 

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About Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering

Our Dark Night of the Soul: Finding Solace Through Suffering shares the true story about a sudden family tragedy. As author of the book to be published in the summer of 2014, the true account tells of my sister being rear ended by a drunk driver. She barely survives the high speed crash being left to live as a quadriplegic. Written from a brother's perspective, the manuscript shares the heartfelt story of ongoing physical and emotional pain experienced by both victim and family. Only through God's grace can a family survive such a tragedy!
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