When Life Hurts
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
2 truths about life
- Life Hurts
- Painful experiences we suffer are seldom resolved.
3 Common methods we use to deal with pain
Medicate our pain.
I denied myself nothing my eyes desired; I refused my heart no pleasure. My heart took delight in all my labor, and this was the reward for all my toil. 11 Yet when I surveyed all that my hands had done and what I had toiled to achieve, everything was meaningless, a chasing after the wind; nothing was gained under the sun.
Motivate our pain.
- Meditate our pain.
How To Begin Healing
- Accept God’s blessing of healing.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
- Acknowledge the depth of our pain.
1 Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxiety on him because He cares for you.