What Hurts the Most?
By Faith Magbanua, February 27, 2018 04:02 AM
How well do we react to pain and suffering?
The book of Psalms doesn’t only talk about hymns and spiritual songs, it also talks about how Christians should deal when we are in pain.
According to Psalms 11:1-7
In the Lord put I my trust: how say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?
In this life, we encounter a lot of problems. Some are big, some are small. However, there will come a time where we reach our breaking point and all we want to do is just to disappear somewhere.
Pain has different kinds of level, some may be tolerable, while others experience a massive amount of pain that results to sadness and distress. But the Jesus has something to say about that.
v2 For, lo, the wicked bend their bow, they make ready their arrow upon the string, that they may privily shoot at the upright in heart.
Others may have wronged us, or gave us unbearable pain, but God wants us to know that we are loved. God will protect us no matter what. For starters, He accepted us in our best so how much more in our worst?
v3 If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?
v4 The Lord is in his holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: his eyes behold, his eyelids try, the children of men.
God oversees us, He sees everthing even our hearts. Some people only sees through our actions or what they want to see, but our Creator is different. He looks beyond what the naked eye can see. He knows us and knows our pain; God wants us to entrust our burdens to Him.
v5 The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
v6 Upon the wicked he shall rain snares, fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup.
What is the difference between a believer and a non-believer?
When God gives us trials, we overcome and we face it with Him, however non-believers are yet to experience God’s grace.
v7 For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.
God wants us to call Him not just to say our prayers, our thanks but also in the time of need.
He wants us to trust Him even more.
God doesn’t give us trials that are beyond our capability. Some traits are yet to be revealed, we just need to know what they are and trials are one way of testing what we are capable of.
In addition to that, God wants us to grow through pain, to face it fearlessly, and to not run away from it but to run to someone, and that is Him.
With God as our anchor, no matter what storm passes our ship, our life, we will be rooted because Jesus is the only way.
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