It is an ever-present cause of comfort to the believers to know that Christ knows and feels our pain and sympathizes with us. If Christ had not become man, the question might easily have arisen, How can we know that God loves and cares for us when He has never experienced pain and has never suffered? God does feel our pain and it was not for His sake, but for ours, that He became a man subject to pain, suffering, and death. Humans needed the demonstration that Christ came to give, or we would never have known the deep love of God for humanity.
Here are some of God’s promises when we experience pain:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
“You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you” (Psalm 32:7-8).
“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:9-10).
“O LORD, you alone can heal me; you alone can save. My praises are for you alone” (Jeremiah 17:14).
“I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the LORD” (Jeremiah 30:17).
“A righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all” (Psalm 34:19).
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” (Psalm 34:17-18).
Let all that are in pain lay their burdens on Him who has love, compassion and mercy.
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