Path of Christ

....... Is the Way of Suffering

I decided to look at the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John to confirm that the way of Christ is the way of suffering. Here's a little of what I found:

These events took place in the 3 year ministry of Jesus Christ and truly represents a life of suffering. In fact, Jesus Christ was the ultimate sufferer because His suffering was:

  1. extreme and truly awful,
  2. He was truly innocent by never sinning and
  3. God turned His back on Jesus on the cross because God could not be in the presence of sin.

No one on earth will ever suffer like Jesus because God will never turn His back on anyone on earth:

"...Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you." Heb 13:5

That's why we turn to Christ in our suffering because He's been there before and He's with you now in your suffering:

"Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted." Heb 2:18

"Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one Who has been tempted in every way, just as we are--yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find Grace to help us in our time of need." Hebrews 4:14-16

Jesus Christ is the only answer to your suffering - Trust Him !

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