Living a life of faith is a beautiful, life-changing blessing from God. However, it doesn’t mean we get a free pass from the pain of this life. Never forget that Jesus Himself experienced great pain, and He was the closest person there ever was to God. Christianity doesn’t take us away from all suffering in the world but rather gives us a way to process it, endure it and overcome it.
Our faith in God is a source of great comfort through our trials. 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you“. We know that God cares for us and has our best interests at heart. He loves us unconditionally and wants only good things for our lives. As followers of Christ, we are under His loving care. We can trust God with our pain. We can leave it safely in His hands.
We can trust God with our pain because everything we experience, the highs and lows, the peaks and valleys, the joy and the pain, Jesus walks through it with us. He is always right by our side. Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit“. Even in the midst of our most painful moments, the Lord picks us up and carries us through. We can find joy in Him no matter the circumstances of our lives. His love and comfort will cover us through anything we may ever face.
Ultimately, we have profound hope as we anticipate eternity with God. The pain of this life is only temporary, but we will live surrounded by God’s love forever. Revelation 21:4 says, “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“. Only in Christ may we have the blessed assurance of eternal life. In Heaven, we will no longer be subject to the trials of this life.
Trust God with your pain. His plans and purposes will prevail, and it will be cast away once and for all.
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