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Worthy Suffering, Wasted Suffering

Pain and suffering can be devastating for anyone. And most of us have asked the age old question, “Why would a just and loving God allow this? It seems so cruel and unfair!”Suffering is a part of every life in this world, but the question is better asked, “Is this a USEFUL suffering or a WASTED suffering?

  • King Pharaoh experienced the wasted suffering of stubbornness.
  • King Saul tasted the wasted suffering of rebellion.
  • Prince Joseph endured the useful suffering of submission.
  • King Jesus bore the worthy suffering of surrender to God.

Jesus’ suffering stands alone in history, as He was perfect man and God suffering in our place.

In the court halls, men and women face difficult, “self-inflicted dramas” that can drive them one way or the other—to a total waste or a total and useful surrender. God himself was so moved by man’s suffering that he surrendered his only Son to live and suffer as a man and then die a uniquely Worthy death on the cross as payment for our sin.

vertezVertez surrendered his life to God and finally experienced peace.

 

LET GO + LET GOD = PEACE.

God himself was so moved by man’s suffering that he surrendered his only Son to live and suffer as a man and then die a uniquely Worthy death on the cross as payment for our sin.

 

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