Advent: Walking with God in Suffering

Advent: Walking with God in Suffering

Isaiah 40 brings a message of comfort for those whoa re suffering. Yet the solution to the problem of pain is not to remove us from suffering, or even to remove suffering from our lives, but for us to walk with God through suffering. At the beginning of Mark’s gospel, John the Baptist speaks about the Messiah who will baptise us in the Holy Spirit – the presence of God in us and for us, so that we can walk with the Lord through suffering.