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These lines from an anonymous Confederate casualty of the Battle for Gettysburg express the essence of Godly suffering: "I asked God for strength, that I might achieve. I was made weak, that I might learn humbly to obey... I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life. I was given life, that I might enjoy all things... I got nothing that I asked for but got everything I had hoped for. Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all people, most richly blessed."

Some thoughts on suffering: