“Suffering Was Promised”

“The scriptures don’t say suffering MIGHT happened, they promise it WILL happen. There are good lessons in pain and suffering.” – #ToddCPittman

Yep I Said It!

… and so did John 16:33 (NKJV) – “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

“We all have asked at one time or another why God allows pain and suffering in our lives. Each of us has faced either sickness, abuse, broken relationships, betrayal, disappointment, addictions, crime or even death. And at some point, we all questioned, “Why? Why me? Why now?” Let’s not forget that we are promised in John 16:33 that we will go through some mess, but we were also reminded that it’s not the end and God’s got our back. The key for us is knowing what lessons we take away from the mess we go through! Pain and suffering are not meant to mean it’s the end. No, not yet! We’ve got to look at pain and suffering as opportunities for learning. Things are not dead for us because the Doctor gave us bad news, we were sexually abused, went through a divorce, got caught up in an addiction, or even suffered a devastating financial loss. We’ve got to tell ourselves, “Ain’t no way, it ain’t over!” We’ve got to take our tribulations, document our lessons learned, and apply that experience to God’s Word and we will be a witness that everything that our haters meant to bring us down, God used to take us to the next level!” – #ToddCPittman

Published by #ToddCPittman

Spiritually, Todd Pittman will always live at Christ the King Church in Dacula, GA under the guidance of Senior Pastor, Reverend Marion Sailor. While residing in northern Maryland, Todd fellowships at First Baptist Church of Glenarden with Pastor John Jenkins in Upper Marlboro, MD; and Covenant Living Fellowship in Randallstown, MD under the direction of Pastors Donald & Danielle Lewis. In his professional life, Todd Pittman is the Director of Corporate and Foundation Advancement at the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers, a membership association comprised of more than 107 of the Greater Washington, D.C. region's leading foundations and corporate giving programs. He also serves as the Director of the Institute for Corporate Social Responsibility (iCSR). iCSR is an international professional CSR certificate program, in partnership with the Advanced Academic Programs at Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Todd serves on the board of Collaborative Partnership Strategies, a national consulting firm. Todd is a proud father of four and husband to Dr. Yolonda Pittman.

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