Thank You Jesus For the Pain

Lord Jesus, my body physically aches and I can barely move.

I hurt so that each step vibrates throughout my entire body.

Relief is not found in medication and no pillow offers enough comfort.

Doing what is necessary is near impossibility through the pain haze; but,

Lord Jesus, thank you my body physically aches to remind me of the pain you endured to buy my salvation .

When you were beaten beyond recognition and blood poured from your body, you could barely step one foot in front of the other walking to Golgotha. Simon of Cyrene was compelled to help carry your cross.

When you were forced a crown of thorns on your precious head and the flesh of your back was ripped open with a cat of nine tails, there was no comfort except knowing you were in the will of our Father to erase the iniquity of the world, to erase my own iniquity.

As you hung on the cross, you refused to deaden the excruciating pain with the gall that was offered; focusing not on your own suffering but humanity in its entirety suffering separation from God the Father.

Thank you Lord Jesus, for your pain born to call all those who would come to the Father through you to be free.

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Brenda Durham 5 years ago

Reminds me of the song "Jesus Bring The Rain", a hard concept, but one that we sometimes must consider.

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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Brenda, for reading and for rating this up. It is hard to think of what He really went through for us but I am so thankful. My piddly little pains pale in comparison.


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Josh Wiley 5 years ago

Sometimes it takes pain and trials in our lives to reflect on the true gift of eternal life given to us by Jesus. Thanks for this great Hub.


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lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, Josh. Amen to your comment. It is so true. When I am tempted to complain about how bad my life is, I think of what He endured for me. It keeps things in perspective.

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