It amazes me (but it really shouldn’t) to realize that as Dad was writing these thoughts as he was battling the last stages of cancer and during the early stages a year earlier had lost a daughter to suicide as a result of a chemical depression. Morley truly knows of suffering, but he also knows of the comfort that only faith in Jesus Christ can bring to the situation.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
The first verse put suffering it its proper context. God does not provide a way around suffering but does give His faithful promise to provide His sustaining presence as we walk through it together.
Praise the Lord!