Suffering is a mystery that demands a presence. (John Watt, pediatrician)
Watt’s full statement: “Suffering is not a question which demands an answer; it is not a problem which requires a solution, it is a mystery that demands a presence.” When we suffer, we usually look for reasons. What caused this? What did I do wrong? What’s the purpose? Often there is not a good response. But we can find comfort when someone just comes to be at our side.
We are confident that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in the comfort God gives us (2 Corinthians 1:7).