Why must life hurt?
Why do I suffer?
Death, loss, sorrow, grief,
Hopelessness, betrayal, cruelty, injustice,
All of these experiences hurt.
That is why.
Because I can feel.
Hurt is the price i pay for feeling.
Pain is not accidental, nor mockery, nor
it is the result of living in a troubled world.
It is a part of life.
To feel enjoyment i must also feel pain.
For there to be light there must also be darkness.
Pain is a part of growth.
The more I feel pain the more i grow.
The more I grow the more i feel.
The more I feel the more i suffer.
To suffer means to feel pain.
It is worth the price to feel pain,
Because I can feel hope, love, respect,
And many other feelings.
Pain is the price i pay for feeling,
So I will not hate, reject, and elude it.
Pain offers an opportunity to learn, grow, and mature.
God teach me to endure pain with dignity,
But not as a tragedy,
But as an opportunity
To depend on you
To help me carry on.
Lean on God