Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
1 Peter 5:9-10 “Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace,who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
This topic is so close to everyones heart and and for so many suffering has impacted our lives greatly. This first thing we must do as children of God is know that suffering is going to happen no matter who we are. I think Charles Spurgeon said it best “Jesus does not suffer so as to exclude your suffering. He bears a cross, not that you may escape it, but that you may endure it. Christ exempts you from sin, but not from sorrow. Remember that, and expect to suffer.” (Spurgeon ME192). Jesus was the son of God and he is the only person to walk this earth as a perfect follower of God and yet he still suffered so we as people with sin in our hearts can only expect to suffer too. Theres good news though and that is that no matter how painful your suffering is and how long you suffer God has promised that the glory of eternal life is no comparison to any suffering we will go through. How amazing is that, knowing that no matter what we go through and how much we suffer that God will not only forgive us for our sins but He will let us live in Heaven with him FOREVER without pain and suffering. How short does the pain and suffering seem in comparison to a forever of love, grace, compassion, forgiveness and a sin free heart. If you put the two in comparison knowing that God has never left your side even in your darkest hours and having full faith in God then through all your pain and suffering you can have a full heart knowing that the compassion and love that you will receive will be greater then you could ever imagine.
Can you figure out what the medicine for suffering and pain is yet? Well the answer is God, he is the medicine. Have full faith in Gods plan know that he is guiding your steps and he sees the bumps in the road too. He’s not only going to help you through the pain but he is going to use that to bring you closer to him. Behind every moment there is a reason, good or bad and only God knows his reason but what we can do is trust and use his guidance and allow him to use our stories to give him Glory and show how amazing his love for us truly is. I always tell people without our bad days we would never appreciate the good ones. That goes for God as well, if we were never tempted to sin or if we were never hurting then we could never truly appreciate Gods love for us. He’s here for us at all times and no matter how long our list of sins is once we give ourselves to God and ask for forgiveness then he takes us back like we never did anything wrong. How awesome is our God that through him all things are possible and that he will love us as he made us and not for what others want us to be. There is nothing here on earth that can truly heal us of our pain but there are only temporary fixes. God is not only are longtime fix but he is our forever fix. Think of it this way, if someone told you that if you went 3 days without eating or drinking you would win a million dollars a lot of people would atleast attempt it. Not eating or drinking for 3 days would be very hard to do but with the million dollars in our future they would do everything they could to do it. Most people would make there bodies suffer for the temporary money because it would greatly benefit them temporarily. That is where most people go wrong, trying to cure pain with temporary worldy medicine when Gods promise is one that is not temporary but everlasting. What God has promised us is that if we have 100% faith in Him through our life’s suffering that we can live forever with him in Heaven and our joy and happiness will be far greater with no comparison to the pain and suffering we endured in our life on earth. If we keep this eternal life in our future sights then we can know that everything is gonna be okay and If we can allow others to see that through our own pain that God has loved us endlessly they too can find God and see the light that will never go dim in any type of darkness. Allow ourselves to use scripture to comfort us and others in times of need, Gods word is never far and it is always uplifting.
James 1:2-4 “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”
Allow the testing of your faith to strengthen it and bring you closer to God, what you may think of as bad experiences can sometimes be Gods best teachings. In all times give God glory and pray that he guides you in his path and not your own. If you put your faith in God then you can know that you will forever be in the gracious hands of the creator of all things. God is not great sometimes , God is great at ALL times. I am forever grateful knowing that through all mistakes with God I can be forgiven and loved as much as ill ever need! When you “think” no one is there for you that is when you can KNOW that is God is there for you.
Im truly blessed to be able to spread the word and I truly appreciate the people who take the time to read my posts. Once again I give all the glory to God and I hope that you can see that He is the answer to all questions!
Have a blessed day!