Responding to Pain

Are you hurting inside? Do you feel like giving up on life?

When a crisis arises, one of the worst mistakes you can make is to pretend that nothing is wrong. To find relief from your problems, you must first acknowledge them and the inner despair they cause. Only then can you embrace the “Father of all mercies and the God of all comfort.”

Remember, each time we face a crisis, people are watching for our reactions and wondering how we will respond. They want to see if being a follower of Jesus Christ really makes a difference when life gets tough. Its important to acknowledge the reality of our pain. But we must also show our friends that no matter what we face, the Holy Spirit enables us to have a peace that passes understanding. God Himself is our source of encouragement and consolation.

The apostle Paul experienced desperate need–physically, emotionally and financially. But because he also experienced the God of all comfort meeting every one of his needs, he was able to declare to the world: “My God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” We, also, need to proclaim those powerful words to the lost in our world.

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  1. Mohamed says:

    Hi Ana,You are welcome to join us at any of our crcuhh meetings which meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 and 11:30. We also have another crcuhh meeting on Wednesday nights at 7pm. We have free conversation clubs on Wednesday morning 10:30 till noon and then on Friday afternoons 2:30 till 4:30. You can also watch our web site and Facebook page to see the other activities that we have and participate in those.I look forward to meeting you soon.Rick HeilmanCalvary Chapel English Service Lima

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