For whatever was written in the past was written for our instruction, so that we may have hope through endurance and through the encouragement from the Scriptures.
Endurance through pain. This is something I never really thought I would end up having to deal with. When we're young (if we're blessed), our bodies work and there isn't the pain issues. Now, it's all I deal with...day after day. Tonight, I'm struggling but there is HOPE.
The Scripture above gives us a key to having HOPE. It's through the Scriptures - those in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament. Both Testaments point to the One who gives us the only true HOPE there is - Jesus.
I call on Him when I feel like I can't go on and He is there. I pray for healing and this gives me HOPE. He may not ever heal me, but He always comforts me and I know that He understands what it is to suffer. He suffered so much for us on the cross.
If you are suffering with something that is too much for you to handle, give it to Jesus who will carry your burden and give you HOPE. We are not alone.
Blessings - Julie