Bearing up?

My friend, may I ask you a question? What is enduring all about? Is endurance in sorrow, pain and hardship a curse or a blessing? Does God ordain these things, or are they the result of Satan’s predations? What is really in the balance when we are able to endure, bear up when others may falter?

Life’s a story, welcome to This Passing Day. I'm Mark Brunner.