Where Does Pain Come From?
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1
We all know that pain is a reality of life. But where does pain come from? Where does this inescapable reality originate? After all, there’s got to be a source for pain. Some would argue that God causes pain, but the truth is much different. The source of pain in our world is sin.
The fall of man created division between us and God and became the source of our pain. When we were born into this world, we were born at war with God. But the good news is that we don’t have to remain in that state.
Jesus experienced the ultimate pain on the cross so that we could experience the ultimate life – a life in eternity with God that is void of the pain we endure while we are on earth. As we read in today’s verse, this is a life promised to all who accept Jesus as Lord and become followers of Christ.
Pray that God would surround you with the people He desires to be in your life. Ask Him how you can get plugged into and involved in the local church.
As you experience pain in life, remember to first turn to God, who is the source of healing. Next, connect with other believers and lean of the strength and support of the body of Christ.