'Pain' Tagged Posts

'Pain' Tagged Posts

Daily Devotions: July 22, 2020

July 22, 2020 Psalm 119:133-136 … “My eyes shed streams of tears because your law is not kept.” vs. 136 As the psalmist surveyed the lives of those around him, his heart often overflowed with sadness at the mess some folks were making of the precious days that God had given them. We know that feeling! Sometimes it’s members of our own families who continually make wrong choices and who regularly experience brokenness in daily living. Sometimes those choices have…

Daily Devotions: July 16, 2020

July 16, 2020 Romans 8:12-18 … “I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory about to be revealed to us.” vs. 18 Unlike many Christians of our day. the early followers of Jesus expected that there would be suffering along the Way. That’s what had happened to Christ Jesus and there was no reason to expect that it wouldn’t also happen for them. It isn’t that they enjoyed the suffering or looked…

Daily Devotions: April 5, 2020

April 5, 2020   Matthew 27:45-54 … “And about three o’clock Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’” vs. 46 Matthew and Mark report that Jesus’ only words from the cross echoed Psalm 22 and reflected his deep distress and sense of alienation. He felt deserted by God, a deep irony given his identification as the Good Shepherd, the one who leads us through the valley of…

Daily Devotions: November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018 Revelations 21:4-6a …“he will wipe every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; mourning and crying and pain will be no more, for the first things have passed away.” vs. 4               We all know people who have, for one reason or another, absorbed more than their share of pain and sorrow in the course of their lives. Marriages fail, illness stalks, families disappoint, and one sad day is followed by another. And sometimes all this…

Daily Devotions: October 16, 2018

October 16, 2018 Isaiah 53:10-12  …“Out of his anguish he shall see light; he shall find satisfaction through his knowledge. The righteous one, my servant, shall make many righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities.” vs. 11 The primary salvation stories of the Old and New Testament have suffering at their core. In each of them, the hero faces unparalleled pain and anguish. And in each of them there is ultimate light and forgiveness. That pattern has continued for the…