Jesus Makes the Difference

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
If the Good News we preach is veiled from anyone, it is a sign that they are perishing. Satan, the god of this evil world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe, so they are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News that is shining upon them. They don’t understand the message we preach about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. We don’t go around preaching about ourselves; we preach Christ Jesus, the Lord. All we say about ourselves is that we are your servants because of what Jesus has done for us. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made us understand that this light is the brightness of the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ.

Suffering through hard times and in pain, Jesus is the answer to help you through. It’s not easy. Jesus said that this life isn’t going to be easy but He promises to be there every step of the way. His ways are best. He’s there through thick and thin.

The Gospel is our hope. Jesus Christ is our only hope. To find our joy in Him during the darkest of times, we need the Gospel. The Gospel is miraculous. The Gospel shows us our need for salvation.

Suffering is a result of sin entering the world. He created us to know Him, and to follow Him. We chose the way of sin, and cast ourselves into spiritual darkness. Our rebellion against God is the cause of our perishing in darkness. Sin not only affects humanity spiritually, it causes other suffering as well. Suffering isn’t always or necessarily a direct result of our own sin. It’s a result of sin’s entrance into the world

(Genesis 3 and Romans 1:21).

The Gospel is good news for sinners. Jesus Christ came to save sinners (John 3:17). The darkness of sin left us needing the light of the Savior, and so He came. Jesus took our place and took our sin upon Himself.

Suffering will come to an end. We all want the suffering and pain to end. It says in the Holy Bible that He will wipe every tear from our eyes.

Revelation 21:4
He will remove all of their sorrows, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. For the old world and its evils are gone forever.

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