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“Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 I’m a firm believer that as humans we can suffer unimaginable hurt, loss and pain. The loss of a loved one, miscarriage, abandonment, rejection, addiction, infidelity, the list truly is endless. But I’m also a firm believer that these types of hurt can only be perfectly healed by one – God. I applaud you for doing the work to heal and better yourself. People who suffer these types of hurt and get back up again are…

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. (Romans 8:17) Pain and suffering are inevitable. As long as we are alive on this earth we will encounter pain. Most people do not like suffering nor do we like pain. There are some that inflict pain because their wounds are so deep they have become numb to the pain and desire to feel again. For others the pain is so intense they cannot find their way to solitude. More often than not…

Then Pilate therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. John 19:1. This scripture is only 8 words long, but it holds a painful story. Crucifixion was a torturous death, but prior to Jesus being nailed to a cross to atone for your sins (and mine), He suffered agonizing pain by being scourged. Scourging is so severe that it could be fatal. It was more than just physical torment, but it was the debasement of character with the intent to belittle and demean an individual. When John 19:1 says, “and scourged him,” it is telling us a deeper story. It is telling…