In this world, you will have trouble, but it’s not bigger than God, and God is inside of you, and he has made you overcome this world. None of us are excluded from feeling pain, sorrow, and grief but we have hope beyond these things.
Jesus told his disciples they would feel grief and sadness when he died on the cross. But he also told them that their grief would turn into great joy when he rose from the dead. All of us will experience grief, and pain from time to time, and it’s ok… but it won’t last forever, because Jesus has conquered it all.
Your pain is a sign of growth, so don’t give up, push harder, because your victory is near. Stay positive, and optimistic because optimism helps you see the opportunity.
John 16:21 says: A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come, but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world.
Psalm 30:5 says, For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
Jesus says, “ Take Heart ” to take heart means to be courageous. Courage means having the ability to do something even if it frightens you.
Is there something that frightens you? Is there something that you’re afraid to do, but you need to do it?
I want to let you know that you’re not alone in this, that God is here, and he is with you. Jesus had to face the cross, which was a very scary thing to do. But he wasn’t alone. God was with him, and the same God that was with Jesus will be with you. He will never leave you nor forsake you.
Deuteronomy 31:8 says, “ The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Because of Jesus, we can face great storms. Because of Jesus, we can have peace in the storm. It’s like when a rainstorm comes, but you are safe inside a strong building.
Jesus may not take us out of the storm, but the storm doesn’t have to be inside of us. Take a deep breath…let it all out. With this, we’re letting go of things we can’t control and placing them in God’s hands. Accept that you will feel hurt sometimes, but it’s only momentary. Turn your heart to Jesus, remember who you are, remember who he is. You are his beloved, you are his child, you are safe in his arms. Rest in his promise, rest in his power, and go
2 Corinthians 4:17 says, For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So whatever your going through today know that God has already gone through it for your sake and that you’re not alone. Just like a workout hurts, but then you get a new strength afterward… so it is with trouble pain.
With Jesus, Pain is really weakness leaving your body.