For those who suffer

October 21, 2010 at 8:02 1 comment

Suffering can be physical or emotional.  I think emotional pain is far worse than physical pain.  However, pain and suffering take its toll on people every day.  Student’s suffer at school because they are be bullied or their appearance doesn’t meet the culture’s standard.  People suffer from rape.   People suffer from extreme poverty.  People suffer from gut wrenching physical pain and other people are scared from abuse of all types.   People in pain turn to things to end their pain and the thing they turn to help them becomes their slave owner.   Creating another pain of addiction.   I speak to children and woman of the world who are abused far more then boys or men.

Your body may heal from your wounds but they leave scars.   Those scars are broken hearts once trusting but now fearful, anxious, and depressed.   There is only one person who can fix a broken heart.

He once told stories about people losing things.

A Sheppard lost a sheep and left his flock to find it and when he found it he returned with joy and celebrated with his friends.

A woman had valuable coin and she lost it.  She turns her house up-side-down looking for it.  When she found it she filled with joy and celebrated with friends.

A Father lost a son and looked for him to return home every day.    One day he did return home only wanting to become one of his father’s servants.   The Father had none of this and put his robe on him and put his ring on his finger and had a great celebration at the return of his son.   His other brother who stayed did not join the party for this brother because he was bitter with his Father over imagined wrongs.  But the Father went out to him to try to persuade him to join the party.

One brother became and addict and the other became a moralist who was bitter with their Father and both of them far away from their Father.

They both had broken hearts but who went looking both his sons? Their Father did.  If you were only sinner on earth than Christ would have died for you.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28  NIV

“Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. Isaiah 55:1  NIV

“but whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14  NIV

The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him come; and whoever wishes, let him take the free gift of the water of life. Revelation 22:17  NIV

“Come, let us return to the Lord.  He has torn us to pieces but he will heal us but he bind up our wounds.

After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in is presence.

Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge the him, as surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth.” Hosea 6:1-3 NIV

Jesus Christ is only one who fix a broken heart.  Drugs can erase our guilt and shame but it isn’t the same as having clear conscious.  We need grace free grace to change to face our sin and pain.  Otherwise we will distract ourselves from the pain or numb the pain using different substances. He is the only one who can heal your scars.  He can cure your of heart pain, end your anxieties, and make you joyful and give you peace.  Cry out to him to rescue you and he will!!!

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