Changing how you think about pain

Changing how you think about pain
November 1, 2020

Changing how you think about pain

Passage: Isaiah 55:6, Isaiah 55:8-9, Ecclesiastes 2:22-23, Romans 8:28, Galatians 3:4, 2 Corinthians 7:9, Galatians 6:2, Proverbs 20:30, Hebrews 5:8, Hebrews 5:9, 2 Corinthians 7:11, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, 2 Corinthians 11:23-28, 2 Corinthians 6:4

Key Scriptures

Isaiah 55:6
New King James Version
6 Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 55:8-9
New King James Version
8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

Ecclesiastes 2:22-23
GOD’S WORD Translation
22 What do people get from all of their hard work and struggles under the sun? 23 Their entire life is filled with pain, and their work is unbearable. Even at night their minds don’t rest. Even this is pointless.

Romans 8:28
New International Version
28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Galatians 3:4
New Century Version
4 Were all your experiences wasted? I hope not!

2 Corinthians 1:8-10
Living Bible
8 I think you ought to know, dear brothers, about the hard time we went through in Asia. We were really crushed and overwhelmed, and feared we would never live through it. 9 We felt we were doomed to die and saw how powerless we were to help ourselves; but that was good, for then we put everything into the hands of God, who alone could save us, for he can even raise the dead. 10 And he did help us and saved us from a terrible death; yes, and we expect him to do it again and again.

2 Corinthians 7:9
Living Bible
9 Now I am glad I sent it, not because it hurt you but because the pain turned you to God. It was a good kind of sorrow you felt, the kind of sorrow God wants his people to have, so that I need not come to you with harshness.

Galatians 6:2
New King James Version
2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Proverbs 20:30
Living Bible
30 Punishment that hurts chases evil from the heart.

Hebrews 5:8
New Living Translation
8 Even though Jesus was God’s Son, he learned obedience from the things he suffered.

Hebrews 5:9
New Century Version
9 And because his obedience was perfect, he was able to give eternal salvation to all who obey him.

2 Corinthians 7:11
The Message
11-13 And now, isn’t it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You’re more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. Looked at from any angle, you’ve come out of this with purity of heart.

2 Corinthians 4:16-18
New King James Version
Seeing the Invisible
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.

2 Corinthians 11:23-28
New King James Version
23 Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. 24 From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— 28 besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.

Philippians 1:12
New Living Translation
Paul’s Joy That Christ Is Preached
12 And I want you to know, my dear brothers and sisters, that everything that has happened to me here has helped to spread the Good News.

2 Corinthians 6:4
Living Bible
4 In fact, in everything we do we try to show that we are true ministers of God.

We patiently endure suffering and hardship and trouble of every kind.

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