Pastor Curt starts our day with a reassuring thought about suffering. Mankind’s sinful nature broke this world. As a result, suffering is a part of life in this broken world. However, we have the power to decide how suffering will affect us. Do we REACT to suffering (with fear, anxiety, blame, discouragement), or do we RESPOND to suffering (with the reassurance that God’s in ultimate control)? How do we not let suffering consume and destroy us? By understanding that Jesus has provided an eternal way out of the grip of suffering. By accepting him as Savior, His death and resurrection has paid our way into an eternity free of suffering! “Play a great defense” today by resting in the truth that God won’t let permanent harm come to His children.