Pain is part of the journey to your purpose. The Bible says to count it all joy when you face many kinds of trials. This series dives into how you embrace pain, become stronger because of it, and ultimately mature and grow Through the Pain.
Pain is the Path to Your Purpose
Through the Pain
John 16:33 (NIV) In this world you will have trouble
John 16:33 (AMP) In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
Psalm 23:4 (ESV) Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Pain is the path to your purpose!
Hebrews 11:36-38 (ESV) suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. 37 They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— 38 of whom the world was not worthy.
James 1:2-4 (ESV) Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, 3 for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. 4 And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.
purpose = change change = loss loss = pain purpose = pain
Mark 10:21-22 (ESV) And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22 Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (ESV) this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison
Matthew 26:39 (ESV) My Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as you will.
Hebrews 4:15-16 (ESV) For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.