Posts Tagged ‘ Pain ’

VerseD: Hebrews 12:11

For the moment all discipline seems painful rather than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.

Hebrews 12:11, ESV

Our world largely seeks to avoid pain and difficult circumstances (or seeks them wrongly), but God will allow and even send painful circumstances to help grow more like Christ.

VerseD: Revelation 21:4

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:4, ESV

At Christ’s return, there will be no more need for crying as we finally see His full redemptive work fully realized throughout Creation, and all our worries and pains are gone.

VerseD: Psalm 34:18

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 34:18, ESV

Our Lord understands us completely, and those who can be humble and admit their hurts and needs are closer to Him than they may realize and will see Him one day face to face.

VerseD: Isaiah 40:29

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.

Isaiah 40:29, ESV

Trials, temptations, and pains come out way that make us want to give up the faith, walk away from it responsibilities.

God moves in our weakest moments to give us faith and strength to persevere.

VerseD: Isaiah 25:8

He will swallow up death forever; and the Lord God will wipe away tears from all faces, and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,  for the Lord has spoken.

Isaiah 25:8, ESV

When Christ came, He took away our sin and shame.

When Christ comes, He will remove pain, fear, sadness, and death forever.

VerseD: Romans 13:10

Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Romans 13:10, ESV

We strive to do what is best for our neighbors (anyone). The world tries to say it means no pain, but sometimes what is best comes through pain: like hearing you are in need of salvation.

VerseD: Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord , plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11, ESV

God’s promise is not to keep us from harm or painful experiences, rather His promise is to make us ever more like the Son and prepare us for eternity with Him.

VerseD: Psalm 9:1-2

I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will recount all of your wonderful deeds. I will be glad and exult in you; I will sing praise to your name, O Most High.
Psalm 9:1‭-‬2, ESV

Perspectives matter. Yes, there are plenty of bad things in this life. There are also good and beautiful things provided by God, most especially His grace and mercy as found at the cross.

VerseD: Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.
Proverbs 12:25, ESV

Our world is full of worries and concerns, but Christ died and rose to life again to give us hope that there is something more beyond the pain and worries.

VerseD: 8:26

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8:26, ESV

When life is so difficult and painful that it hurts to even think, God encourages and empowers us to seek Him who knows our wants, needs, and hurts. Then we have the peace of God, even when life is bad.