Did you know that even Christ suffered physically, during His time on earth?
I find that so encouraging!
It helps to know that others have gone through whatever we’re facing. It helps to know that someone else has experienced the same challenges – and come out stronger on the other side.
It helps to know you’re not alone.
I know this firsthand. I have a long-term illness that keeps me housebound most of the time. I don’t get out for coffee with friends, or girls-days-out, or late night get-togethers with other couples. Some days, I feel really alone!
But I’m not alone. And neither are you.
I have a Bible… and I can look through that Bible and find person after person who faced some serious physical problem. Fatal illnesses, chronic ailments, life-altering injuries. It’s all in there.
For example, consider Jacob, David, Daniel, Paul, Epaphroditus…