Free to Suffer
Suffering is a part of life, and the way we respond to suffering matters. In “Free to Suffer,” Pastor Dave Gustavsen challenges us to change the way we view our pain and suffering. We no longer have to feel trapped and imprisoned, with Christ we can be truly free.
Sometimes life feels like a prison. The prison walls might be physical sickness, family drama, economic hardship, or mistreatment by others. Over time, self-pity and victimization take hold of our hearts, and we feel trapped. But in his letter to the Philippians, Paul demonstrates a radically different mindset. Writing from a Roman prison cell, with every reason to feel trapped, Paul invites us to a kind of freedom that no chains can take away—a freedom found only through knowing and following Christ.