Pain is inevitable in life. There’s just no way around it. So we have to deal with it. How do you do it? What’s your coping mechanism? Some people become bitter when life throws a hardball at them. That is one way to go. But there’s another option, a much better one. I highly recommend it: cast your pain on Jesus. This is why he came into the world: to save us and carry our burdens.
Cast your burden on the Lord [release it] and He will sustain and uphold you;
He will never allow the righteous to be shaken (slip, fall, fail).
(Ps. 55:22, AMP,*)
Cast Your Pain on Jesus
If you don’t want to become bitter, you need to cast your pain on Jesus. Otherwise, you will just wallow in your misery. And as Richard Rohr has said ‘If you don’t transform your pain, you will surely transmit it’. If we do not handle our pain, we will keep on passing it on. But we can’t really transform our pain on our own, that’s why we need Jesus. He can transform our pain because he is not only an expert on pain but also carried our pain on the cross.
So don’t nurse your pain. Instead, cast your pain on Jesus and you will be healed. This works, believe or not. So try it. Dump all your pain on Jesus and receive grace upon grace. Jesus will sustain and uphold you. He will carry you through this painful period of your life. Jesus will take your pain and transform them and then you will be transmitting God’s grace instead of your pain. Hallelujah!
We praise you.
Thank you for sending Jesus to die for us
and to carry our pain.
We release our pains to you,
so we won’t transmit them.
Pour out your healing balm,
heal us, soothe us, sustain us.
Thank you for caring for us.
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: How do you deal with your pain? Has Jesus transformed your pain?
P.S. The site is under construction, please be patient. Feel free to comment and give advice!
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you cast your pain on Jesus!
*[As you might have noticed, I enjoy reading the Bible in different translations and love comparing them. I have started linking the Bible verses toBiblegateway.com so you can easily read (and compare) them in the different versions I’ve used while preparing each post.].