Just like how we are renewed and given life through Christ’s death and resurrection, when we are faced with grief or pain, we are given new beginnings. Growth comes with suffering.
For me personally, I’ve realized that I am stronger and more grateful for the love and joy in my life as a result of experiencing depression and anxiety the last two years. It’s never easy to feel grief or sorrow; it’s not fun to suffer. But new life, new understanding, and new hope can grow from those feelings.
Just think of Christ’s pain and suffering on the cross when all he did was provide love and hope to the people. Then he rose again and gave us new hope and continuous love. Know that even through suffering you have continuous love, hope and growth, through Jesus!