It’s a common belief that people suffer as a way of punishment for their sins. Yet, Jesus used the blind man’s disability to glorify God, not to punish him because of his own or his parents’ sins. Could the same apply to our suffering? We can view our suffering as an offering to God. It helps to strengthen our faith, teach others about faith, and bring glory to God. When you are low and struggling in your suffering, ask God to show you His perspective.
Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” “It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so the power of God could be seen in him.”
~ John 9:2-3