How did Jesus confront pain and suffering?
Let’s recall when Jesus was on the cross and he asked for his persecutor’s forgiveness. He also forgave his best friends for betraying him.
It is really important that we can experience the emotions Jesus felt when he was preparing to die. His best friends denied that they ever knew him and another sold him for money.
How did Jesus feel?
During this time Jesus must have felt depression and deep suffering. His apostles record the details of his suffering with sadness, feeling very bad for what they had done.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality – Turns us into people that can understand loss and grief. Pastor Cyril challenges us to mourn like David did and confront this pain as Jesus would.
Jesus said ” Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me, yet not my will, but yours be done.
3 Phases of Biblical Giving:
1. Pay Attention
2. Wait in the confusing in-between
3. Let the Old Birth the New
Is pain good for our soul?
It is a good thing to experience hardship and pain. When we experience this, even if it’s our children pray for it to help them grow.
Pain and losing battles are expected when we choose to follow Jesus. This grief and loss will show you that prayer needs to be at the center of your life.
John12:24– Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.
For many of the prophets and disciples; Luke, John, Joseph, David, and many others when they broke or hurt Jesus used their pain and suffering to become stronger than ever.
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