A SHORT COURSE ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SUFFERING
JAMES 1: 2, 3
(PAGE 1760 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
JESUS CHRIST suffered the pain of loneliness, the agony of
ostracism, the anguish of isolation, the craving of hunger, the
anxiety of betrayal, the dilemma of denial, the humiliation of
public rejection, and the torture of a cross.
You gotta problem? He can relate to you. At issue is whether you
will relate to Him in your time of suffering.
Put this in your warehouse of memories: "Joy isn't the absence
of pain and problems, it's the presence of Jesus Christ."
When you come to the point of realizing all you need is Jesus,
then Jesus provides all you need. That is a clever cliche, but I
know personally it is a good Biblical world view.
Ralph Waldo Emerson said, "All I have seen teaches me to trust
the Creator for all I have not seen."
There are times when we can't see. That is things happen we
can't understand. It is then we must exercise faith in what is
It is then we can relate to Isaiah 50: 10, "Who among you fears
the Lord and obeys the word of His servant? Let him who walks in
the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and
rely on his God."
"Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the
name of the Lord and rely on his God."
Play that over and over on the sound track of your mind until
you can repeat it in your sleep --- or in your hours of
Our sovereign Creator, the Lord God, made a choice to give huma ...
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