Posts Tagged ‘chronic illness’

The Blessing of Suffering

November 15, 2010

“I noted that special spiritual blessings were given to the persons who were permitted to be sick and that most of the persons, if not all of them, were finally constrained to testify that they believed that the sickness had proved to be even better than health could have been.

If I may be permitted to refer to my own experience in this connection, I would witness to the fact that the deepest and most precious and most abiding spiritual lessons which God has been pleased to teach me were learned in consequence of enduring my various experiences of sickness…

I feel it would have been nothing short of a calamity to have missed the physical suffering through which I have passed. I am positive that I have sometimes met with God’s refusal to heal when I have been most in fellowship with Him.”

– Henry Frost, Miraculous Healing: Why Does God Heal Some and Not Others?, 1931