Perspectives on Suffering

Suffering is not the absence of goodness, it is not the absence of beauty, but perhaps it can be the place where true beauty can be known. – Kara Tippets, terminal cancer patient

You might not have heard of Clayton McDonald or Kara Tippets. Clayton struggled with cancer for 12 years of his 18 year life. Kara is a mom of four children who is currently still battling breast cancer that has now metastasized into her entire body. Clayton understood and Kara understands that Jesus makes all the difference in suffering.
This is almost an 18-minute video, but take the time to listen to Clayton’s story of how he walked through his suffering:

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” -Romans 8:18

“For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.” -2 Corinthians 4:17