Purposeful Pain

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The longer you live the more you will endure much pain. Jesus warned us that this life would be full of troubles and sorrows. Pain comes in many forms. Obviously there is physical, but I believe the toughest things are mentally and emotionally painful. One thing for sure is Jesus can relate to them all.

Jesus was constantly misunderstood, used for his superpowers, and betrayed by his closest friends. His entire life he was running for his very life. A man who only cared and loved everyone unconditionally was ultimately sentenced to die on a cross. He was beaten so relentlessly and hurting so bad he wished he was dead.

However, it got much worse as he allowed roman soldiers to drive nails through his hands and feet as his body hung in complete agony on a cross he didn’t deserve. He knew this was sinful man’s only hope. So he endured the pain and purposely died a criminal’s death so all who believe in Him might have eternal hope.

I know I have pains in my life and I’m sure you do as well. In our hands they’re nothing but a handful. But, in God’s hands even our pain is used to touch lives and bring God glory. We many not understand it all or enjoy any of it. But, God often used our pain to accomplish His deliberate plans through our livestock

“But God knew what would happen, and his prearranged plan was carried out when Jesus was betrayed. With the help of lawless Gentiles, you nailed him to a cross and killed him.”
Acts 2:23

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