Posts Tagged ‘ Suffering ’

VerseD: James 5:13

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.
James 5:13, ESV

As the Church, we should pray and mourn with those who suffer and celebrate and sing with those who are happy.
It shows God’s love and compassion with all people.

VerseD: Exodus 14:14

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”
Exodus 14:14, ESV

It is possible that the Lord will remove hassles and troubles (and even evil people) in our lives, but more importantly we have peace knowing that this world will end and evil will be punished while we will find rest in Christ.

VerseD: Matthew 11:28-29

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
Matthew 11:28‭-‬29, ESV

Our Lord, who took the ultimate pain on Himself, wants to take our pain, worries, amd fears, too.
He may not immediately relieve all our suffering, but we have the hope of full relief and peace in Christ at His return.

VerseD: Jeremiah 31:25

“For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”
Jeremiah 31:25, ESV

This world is full of pains and problems and fears. God is the only one who can fully heal and give peace.

VerseD: Nahum 1:7

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him.
Nahum 1:7, ESV

Natural Man rebels against God and His Word, which also means against His People. We can take comfort knowing He warned us and promised to be with us.

VerseD: 1 Peter 4:16

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
1 Peter 4:16, ESV

If you are doing the good works of God and experiencing the persecution of others, take joy in knowing that you suffer as our Lord suffered. And that could bring others to saving faith in Christ.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:3‭-‬4, ESV

Firstly, we are comforted knowing we are saved through Christ, so we can offer the comfort to others that they too can be saved.
Knowing this, we can offer comfort, even suffering ourselves, knowing the great rest to come.
Perspective changes everything.

VerseD: Isaiah 53:6

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6, ESV

None of us is guiltless against God.
Yet He placed all our guilt on Jesus and gave us the gift of grace.

VerseD: 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.
Romans 8:18, ESV

Jesus promised His followers that we would have troubles in this life. He uses these troubles to bless others through us, and we will one day share in His glory when He returns and makes all things new.

VerseD: Hebrews 13:16

And do not neglect doing good and sharing, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
Hebrews 13:16, NASB

God gives us stuff to do good and help others, to share with our brothers and sisters in Christ and those who are suffering and in need. All to His glory.