“One must not think that a person who is suffering is not praying. He is offering up his sufferings to God, and many a time he is praying much more truly than one who goes away by himself and meditates his head off, and, if he squeezed out a few tears, thinks that is prayer.” St.Teresa of Avila
I love this quote from St.Teresa. Suffering is not a waste. Suffering is true prayer straight from your heart to God’s heart. Trust God with your problems, hurts, and pain. He truly loves you and wants to help and heal you. No pain should be wasted, and God can use that prayer from your heart to do his will. Trust in his love for you.