Why does suffering hurt so deeply?

David speaking about why suffering hurts so deeply.

Dear friends,
Today we will be talking about suffering, and especially why it hurts so profoundly and relentlessly and why it isn’t like getting a cold or having a tooth pulled, where this is pain and mental discomfort that may persist for a while but eventually subsides, with the pain having been limited in a way we understand. The conundrum and vastness of suffering has confounded me for most of my life. Growing up, I would ask my mother about it, but she never had answers beyond “that’s just the way it is, get used to it”. My father seemed to think that all of the pain, including acute agony, was beside the point because God was in control and would someday make it all go away. Understanding was not necessary, we just needed to bear it. 

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