This world is not easy for sure. The physical illnesses and difficulties can sometimes only be overshadowed by the emotional hurt. I understand, I get it…but….does it matter? Really? I mean, when you get down to it? Really.
Our physical pain cannot compare to the beatings He endured for us because it mattered to our eternal soul:
“His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men.” Is 52:14.
Our loneliness and emotional hurt cannot be matched by the isolation He felt for us because it mattered to our eternal soul:
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53: 4-5
It is easy to lose our focus on what is important and REAL when we allow ourselves to see only the temporary emotional and physical pain we have. But, really, it doesn’t matter. None of that stuff matters. When we lose our focus on the eternal opportunity He gave us through His physical pain and emotional suffering (Lk 22:39-46) we forget what matters.- living wholly to glorify our Father – and it paralyzes us from doing what matters. Who said what to whom that hurt our feelings doesn’t matter. How many pain pills we have to take to walk across the room doesn’t matter. NONE of it matters and NONE of it compares to the pain we caused our Savior when was humiliated by His creation, rejected and beaten physically beyond recognition by His creation.
Sometimes we need a little reality check, don’t we? We need to take a moment and compare our insignificant problems with the pain WE caused our Savior. I guarantee we will come up short, and hopefully gain a little perspective to realize that glorifying God in health, in physical pain, in emotional heartache, in our deep loneliness…you name it….in any trials we have…through any problems we suffer….Glorifying God is the ONLY THING that MATTERS. If do what matters (Acts 2:38, Rom 2:10, Matt 7:21) we will have the relief we desperately need….no more pain, no more loneliness….no more hurt. Christ knew what we needed when He offered Himself for what MATTERS the most to us.
“He hath poured out His soul unto death: and He was numbered with the transgressors; and He bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”.Is 53:12