Pain is universal. Everyone experiences it, and the Bible doesn't ignore it. 

In 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT), "He (God) comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others." 

But what does the Bible say we can do with that pain? 

Pain can lead to personal growth and spiritual maturity. Romans 5:3-5 (NLT) teaches that suffering produces endurance, character, and hope. 

Pain's power to shape our perspective is evident when we lean on God's grace during trials, allowing them to refine our faith.

Pain as a pathway to empathy and compassion. Just as Jesus' suffering allowed Him to empathize with our struggles (Hebrews 4:15) (NLT), our experiences can enable us to comfort others. 

Pain's power to foster empathy encourages us to be instruments of healing and support for those in need.

Dear Jesus, don't let pain rule over me - you rule over my pain. AMEN. 

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