Pain has many faces. It can come from illnesses or heartaches that never seem to go away as well as all the tragedies that happens around us yet pain and suffering was never God’s plan. Satan is the mastermind of all the bad things that happens in our lives.
God created everything good including men and all the things that we need. He provided food, shelter and a living. He didn’t even created us to die but Satan made a trap that causes man to have sorrow, pain and death.
God loves man so much that he found a way to redeem him and pay the penatly of his sin. He chose a poor peasant life. He had times of hunger, loneliness, suffered prejudice and persecution. “He was tempted in all things just as we are, yet he did not sin” (Hebrews 4:15)
“He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we could desire him. He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like man from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he took up our infrimities and carried our sorrows, yet we considered him stricken by God, smitten by him and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crashed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:2-5
Jesus lived in the same dust, blood, sweat, and tears as the rest of us. Not above us or way out there somwhere but at the same level as us. Best of all he did it perfectly inspite of betrayal, mocking, dissention and desertion of friends and persecution by his enemies.
God didn’t plan for us to suffer; but when suffering began, he not only plan for an escape but he came down in the middle of our suffering and took part in the same suffering. Where is God? Right here beside you with tears in his eyes saying, “Hang on a little longer, I know the world is hard now but take heart, I have overcome the world.”
He has never asked us to do something he haven’t already done. When your faith is tested and times are hard remember; He has suffered before you as one day you could say as John did in Revelation 21:1 “I saw a new heaven and a new earth… 4 He will wipe away every tears from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away”.