I thought I would share a few thoughts about pain and going through hard times. The Christian life has suffering and pain in it. That's just the facts. A matter of fact, life in general has problems for sinners and saints in this world. Yet, for the Christian there can actually be eternal good come out of it. I'm going to write a few thoughts about one of the most horrific, seemingly nonredeemable, event in history- the fall of man. I imagine if God can bring some good out of that, he can bring good out of any trail, temptation, or pain we might go through. We might not understand it immediatly, but in the end we will understand.
Rom 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
You might think that nothing good could have possibly came from the fall but I think different. I'm not saying that the fall in itself is good, but I'm saying God made good things come out of it. I believe there are actually aspects of God that were revealed through the fall that Adam and Eve may not have understood like we do. I'm not saying God couldn't have revealed these things to them somehow without the fall but nevertheless through the fall these things were revealed.