Only two types people can be content in the midst of affliction:
Monkish types who wear chafing robes and seek to overcome pain by annihilating their desires
Christians who have found their contentment in something, or more specifically someone, other than their circumstances.
Jeremiah Burroughs puts is this way:
There is a power of grace to turn this affliction into good; it takes away the sting and poison of it.
How can we find contentment in suffering? By going to Christ, who gives grace to take away the sting and poison of our affliction.
Where do you go in the midst of affliction?
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