I’m not an expert at this matter but one thing I’m sure of is that there are a lot of sufferings that are happening in this world. How we suffer may vary from personal experiences and degree. Someone who is bored may consider it to be suffering already, for some it may be the death of a loved one while for a few it may be about injustices done to them. I don’t know.
Another thing that is for sure is that no one likes to suffer. Do you want to suffer? The problem is suffering is inevitable. So since suffering is inevitable, the question now shifts from “How do I remove suffering in my life?” to “How do I cope with my sufferings?”
As I was reading my Bible earlier, I read Isaiah 53. It talks about the sufferings of Christ:
Isaiah 53:3 (NIV)
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain…
Isaiah 53:4 (NIV)
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
If there was any person who suffered the most in this life then that would be Christ. Also, the noteworthy thing about him was he didn’t deserve any of the sufferings he had to go through. Isaiah 53:4 says he BORE our sufferings. As I look upon the sufferings of Jesus, then any kind of suffering that I may complain about easily diminishes. Especially the ones where I’m just inconvenienced.
Now I may not know what you are going through right now but I hope and pray that even as life gives you the biggest trials there is, then you would look to Jesus and his sufferings because Isaiah also says this:
Isaiah 53:5 (NIV)
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
We are healed because of his wounds and by looking at his wounds and sufferings then that will help you cope with all the sufferings life may bring.
Good morning to you! 🙂