Some days when I'm really feeling the pain of my past injuries, I am refreshed when I think of God's Spirit. I'm thankful that he has given within each of us a spirit that doesn’t damage and can’t be broken. God has blessed each of us with the promise that one day these weary bodies will pass away, leaving only the perfect spirit. We can rest in a place where there will be no tears and no pain.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Romans 8:18).
It's also comforting to know that God never intended for us to grow old and die. He never desired for us to feel the pain of age and death, but through our own faults we are the cause of our suffering. This is comforting because it reveals God’s purpose for our life; He desires for us to live with out suffering. God made this possible by sending His son Jesus to take the place of our affliction. By His love and Grace God made it possible for us to shed these earthly bodies and spend eternity with Him.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).
We all relate to physical pain differently. There are some people who rarely get sick, never experience broken bones, and live life without a scratch. On the other hand there are people who fight some of the worst diseases and illnesses this world has to offer. They deal with pain daily on a level that I can’t even imagine. The joy found in Christ is that no matter what level of suffering we endure in this life, there is a day when we can live at peace. Christ offers his healing spirit to all who chose to accept it. There are no promises of physical healing, but there is a guarantee of spiritual healing.
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