When we surrender our lives to Jesus, we are not guaranteed a life without heartache, pain, or suffering. In fact, the Bible states that in this world we will have trouble. We may suffer. We may be persecuted. We will have trials. Jesus was born into persecution. He suffered and lived through trials and temptations. We can take heart, though, because we know that He overcame them. He overcame the world.
“For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.” 2 Cor. 1:4-6
When we accept Jesus into our hearts, we aren’t just accepting Him for salvation. We are inviting Him into every aspect of our lives. He shares our joyous moments. He faces fears beside us. He holds every tear in His hand. When we suffer, He shares our suffering with us. He will never leave us or forsake us. He alone is our comforter.
Jesus suffered for our sins. We will suffer for the sake of Him. We can take comfort in knowing that we are never alone. He walks beside us down every path we take- the dark and frightening ones, the joyous ones, and the difficult, rocky ones. He is there to comfort us every moment of every day. Turn to Jesus. In Him, you will find your comfort.