Jesus is our companion especially in moments of anguish and pain. By His own suffering, Jesus has redeemed suffering and through our acceptance of suffering, we journey along the path to eternal salvation. If we can see our suffering as a blessing from the Lord, hard though it may be, we draw ever more closely to Our Lord, who suffered for us all. In pain there is joy and Jesus is in both.
Lord Jesus, let me never forget that you are with me and that I am not alone in my suffering. In moments of joy, may I always be grateful and never forget you.