Here are five Bible quotes that I hope will help all those who are hurting right now.
Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
This might not help stop the tears today, but some day they will be history, for the end of pain, sorrow, suffering, crying, and even death is coming. No more means no more, and it will all come to an end someday.
Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
If you are brokenhearted and crushed in spirit, then “the Lord is near to” you. God is said to dwell with the lowly, the humble, the crushed, and the brokenhearted, but He is also “near to” them. I pray that gives you or someone you know who is currently hurting some solace.
Romans 8:18 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
Paul knew that the church at Rome was going through some very severe trials and tribulations, and this was part of the reason he wrote chapter 8. He wanted them to know that whatever they were going through would seem to add up to nothing compared to the glory that’s going to be revealed to us in the day we see Christ.
Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Imagine God healing your broken heart. Now imagine Him binding up your wounds. This shows that God is the One Who is doing the healing and the binding. There is nothing where the psalmist contributes to his own healing and mending. God alone can heal and bind what is hurting and broken. By the way, God cannot fix what is first not broken.
Job 5:11 “He sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.”
If you are lowly right now and hurting, God will set you on high, and if you are mourning, God will lift you up to safety. This verse doesn’t say that God will take away the pain or sorrow today, but He goes with you in them.
No one can be like Christ without suffering like Christ. No, we won’t ever suffer to the point that He did, but just “as we share abundantly in Christ’s sufferings, so through Christ we share abundantly in comfort too” (2 Cor. 1:5). So “if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name” (1 Pet. 4:16). God promises us, “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite” (Isaiah 57:15). Are you hurting right now? God says He is near you right now!
May God richly bless you,
Pastor Jack Wellman
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