Long time gain is more valuable than short term pain. (Jesse Deloe, writer)
Pain is often the clue to problems that need to be cared for. The remedy may sometimes cause pain: surgery, perhaps, or nasty-tasing medicine, or just being laid aside in discomfort for a while. And we’re willing to take that short time suffering because of the gain over a future longer time. Maybe we should regard pain as the discipline that will train us for more productive living.
No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening—it’s painful! But afterward there will be a peaceful harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way (Hebrews 12:11).