We should focus on the WHOLE or holistic of body, mind, and spirit.
A diamond is cut repeatedly to reveal the many facets of beauty.
Metals must go through extreme heat to be fashioned, bent, and trimmed into usefulness.
Glass is melted and reheated over and over to be reshaped.
Yes, it seems like torture but we need to focus on the outcome, not the pain, to see the whole picture of God’s great plans. (I wish we had fast forward buttons some days.)
And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:3-5