Many of us have dealt with emotionally, physical, and psychological pain. I often hear this saying: “You don’t know what I am going through.” This is true for some people because everyone doesn’t experience or go through the same situations.’ However, we have a Heavenly Father who sent his son Jesus to take all our pain and bore it on the cross—imagining carrying everyone’s pain. Jesus truly knows pain.
If you have been rejected, know that Jesus went through rejection.
Luke 22:56-62 Amplified Version: 56 And a servant-girl, seeing him as he sat in the firelight and looking intently at him, said, “This man was with Him too.” 57 But Peter denied it, saying, “Woman, I do not know Him!” 58 A little later, someone else saw him and said, “You are one of them too.” But Peter said, “Man, I am not!” 59 After about an hour had passed, another man began to insist, “This man was with Him, for he is a Galilean too.” 60 But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are talking about.” Immediately, while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed. 61 The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” 62 And he went out and wept bitterly [deeply grieved and distressed].
Some of us had people we were close to reject and ignore us after all that we had done for them. We can go to Jesus because he knows and can help us through any situation.
Some of us have been betrayed by someone close to us that we trust. Unfortunately, Jesus was also betrayed by some close to Him.
Luke 18:2-8 2 Judas, who was betraying Him, knew the place because Jesus had often met there with His disciples. 3 So Judas, having obtained the Roman cohort and some officers from the high priests and the Pharisees, came there with lanterns and torches and weapons. 4 Then Jesus, knowing all that was about to happen to Him, went to them and asked, “Whom do you want?” 5 They answered Him, “Jesus the Nazarene.” Jesus said, “I am He.” And Judas, who was betraying Him, was also standing with them. 6 When Jesus said, “I am He,” they drew back and fell to the ground. 7 Again He asked them, “Whom do you want?” And they said, “Jesus the Nazarene.” 8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am He; so, if you want Me, let these men go on their way.”
Have you ever suffered pain and sickness? Jesus took a beating and bore our sickness on the cross.
Isaiah 53:5 he was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes, we are healed.
Because of Jesus’ pain and suffering, we gained healing from physical and emotional pain.
A lot of us have had a loved one pass on and experienced grief.
Isaiah 53:4 Amplified: But [in fact] He has borne our griefs,
And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed He was stricken, struck down by God, and degraded and humiliated [Him].
Jesus took our grief. This means we do not have to carry it. Instead, we can give it all to Jesus.
Because of Jesus’ sacrifice, we have victory in everything we go through.
Hebrews 12:2 New King James Version looking unto Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hallelujah! Through our suffering, God can be glorified. Jesus knew what was on the other side, so he endured all the pain and suffering for us. We can look to Jesus because he endured it all and now is sitting at the right hand of God, reigning in power and glory. There is glory on the other side of the pain.
It was for our gain; Jesus went through the pain!
For additional reading similar to this, check out the blog post from June 10, 2018, entitled “Endure Is The Cure” if you have not already read it before or to refresh yourself.
Prayer: Lord, I thank you for sacrificing your son Jesus so I can live a redeemed life through Jesus Christ. Thank you, Jesus, for taking all my pain, rejection, sickness, betrayal, and every sin/curse and for me on the cross. Because of the beating and pain, you took for me, I gained eternal life filled with blessings. I am forever grateful. In Jesus’ name! Amen.