Dr. Bruce Epperly offers these words in his new book, Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job:
In his classic treatment of the problem of evil, C.S. Lewis asserts, “Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” While I do not agree with Lewis’ assumption that God uses pain to wake us up to God’s presence, I do believe that pain makes theologians of us all. God works within the pain we feel to awaken us to new behaviors, greater compassion, and alternative priorities.
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