It takes a confident faith to believe that suffering saves. To accept the truth that Jesus had to suffer and die to save me makes me wonder if I am next. My suffering can only have merit if it is united to the Lord’s. I suffer for my sins; God suffers for me.
Lord Jesus, may I not ever deny the mystery that your suffering saved me and everyone. In accepting this mystery of salvation, may I also say “yes” to offering my suffering to you.