(For it is true that a day of hardship imparts more strength to the soul than a month of sunshine.)
But after today, I’ve had a change of mind as concerns just how men (and women) should pursue the treasure imparted by tears. Once, that is, faith has made them steel enough to do so.
Pray not for pain or hardship.
The world is plenty full of both.
Pray you’ll have the heart to suffer with another’s.
When their hardship becomes my pain, then God can heal the both of us.