Suffering is the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. Who hasn’t been there a time or two? But what do you do when you’re there?
Well, you don’t need to trip and cause unnecessary stress when trials come your way. Instead, count it all joy and know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. (James 1:2-4)
That’s easier said than done. But know that you will get through that suffering. God is good, and He is always there so try to focus on the good that is to come.
Remember, a man who suffers before it is necessary, suffers more than is necessary. (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5)
Travasa Buford is a Henderson, Kentucky native and resides now in Huntsville, Alabama. She has been in advertising for 20 years and is currently the Digital Media Manager for WZDX News. In 2010 she launched, hosted and co-produced, "My Color is Beautiful". A half hour show dedicated to women and men of color on WEHT NEWS25, an ABC affiliate in Henderson, Kentucky.
She is a member of Eagles’ Nest Ministries Church under the leadership of Bishop Daniel J. Richardson, where she oversees the Media Ministry. She also handles the Media Ministry for her home church that she is close with in Evansville, Indiana, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Rabon L. Turner Sr.
Travasa is very active in the community by mentoring young girls and speaking with women that are going through various trials and storms. She also writes daily Devotionals that reach thousands of people every day from her ministry, TNHB Inspirations.