2 Corinthians 12:9
And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Sometimes in life we have painful experiences not because God is deliberately unfair to us but because he has something in mind beyond what people can quickly understand.
While Christ was dying on the cross, he was feeling the pains.
God didn’t bother about the pains but the gain that would follow his pains, which is the salvation of many souls.
Many adversities we face today are not only against us but are also in favor of something better that we can’t quickly see. We are less likely going to remember those pains when we eventually feast on the gains (Romans 8:28, Psalm 126:1).
Sometimes ago while in the medical school, it was time to write final examination and wave goodbye to the streets of teaching hospital. I was resolved and determined to pass the exam all at once and become a licensed medical practitioner.
Internal medicine, Surgery and community medicine were the papers to write. One of them was like a mountain, internal medicine. I tried all possible bests to pass the three and God was very gracious.
Few days after the exams, I had a dream that I was writing community medicine which I already wrote in the physical. It looked like a good news but I was curious, how on Earth will I be writing an exam I already wrote? So, I began a three day journey to pray, fast and worship God.
On the second day late in the evening, I checked and realised that the results were released. So I quickly called a good friend who disclosed to New that I passed internal medicine, surgery but failed community medicine.