3. Remind Yourself That God Is Greater Than Your Circumstance
Better yet, we have a God who has scars. He stepped into the overwhelming world in which we lived, experienced the pains that we did, and died the death we deserved to die.
Every other religion will try to find ways to avoid, ignore, or deal with pain. Christianity is different. Christianity has a God who walks alongside us in the midst of pain.
Isaiah 53:4 says “Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted.”
Greater than this, not only does he bear our burdens, but we have a God who overcomes. If he overcame sin and death, imagine how much more he can help us during our most difficult times of life.
When we remember God’s character and his awesome power, suddenly our problems don’t seem as daunting or afflicting. We can also remind ourselves that the pain and suffering only lasts for a little while, but that we have the chance to experience eternal joy with God in heaven.
We can also remind ourselves about how God has come through for us in the past.
In the midst of our struggle, we may wonder why we can’t hear our Savior or why he has seemed to go silent. During these times, we can remember all the times he has come through for us before. We have a God who doesn’t change. If he has helped us in the past, surely he will come to our aid now.
There are so many factors that can contribute to our stress. Nevertheless, we have a God who has a plan. Furthermore, he has overcome, and waits with us in the midst of our struggle. No other religion can boast having a God so involved in humanity that he steps down into it and experiences our pain right along with us.
Better yet, he overcomes it and helps to give rest to the weary.
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