Guilty as charged. I have a pretty high tolerance level for pain…just ask my wife about the time I shoved a four inch splinter in one side of my hand and out the other.
But…give me a bad head cold and I become as useless as chocolate teapot. Everything aches, my head feels like its going to explode, and I just want to be pitied by all mankind. It really is quite pathetic.
In his letter to the Corinthian church Paul, talking about believers says, that “If only for this life we have hope in Jesus Christ we are of all people most to be pitied.” If Jesus was not raised from the dead, if He was not resurrected, then my hope in Him as my savior, my redeemer, my assurance of eternal peace in the presence of Almighty God ends when I die. That would truly be pathetic. But I know that He lives.
When I was sick and my heart was corrupted by sin God had pity on me. He demonstrated His love towards me even when I was a total screw up. Even now when I screw up every day, He loves me, forgives me, and comforts me.
If you are struggling through life and feel like there is no hope, no peace, and you are just sick in your heart then turn to Christ. Jesus said to some people one day:
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Jesus loves you. He wants to give you rest in your heart and soul. Seek him out. As him to forgive you and acknowledge him as the Lord of your life. It doesn’t mean all the problems of life go away, but the promise that you receive in and through Jesus gives you a peace and assurance that gives hope to an otherwise hopeless situation.