Does God Care When I Suffer? + Excerpt From My Upcoming Book

Questions can arise when we suffer whether it be from illness, family troubles, loss of a loved one, or any other suffering. The questions can be along the lines of, “Does God even care?” or :Does God see my suffering?” or :”Why me?”

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I have to admit I have struggled with those questions at times especially when I was so sick I almost died and the recovery period piecing my life back together in 1993 to 1997. What I kept coming back to was the cross of Jesus. In my upcoming book Jesus Understands Trauma, I shared:

“So though I struggled with the why questions, realizing the sacrifice God, the sacrifice Jesus made, the suffering, the cost, changed my inner dialogue. The pain Jesus endured, the suffering, the trauma, was and is God’s answer to the suffering we experience in life.”

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God cares so deeply that he sent Jesus. Jesus cares so deeply that he left heaven to become a human baby so he could become our Savior through his suffering as an adult.

As Paul wrote in Romans 8:32:

“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”

God did not spare Jesus. Jesus did not spare himself. So God will give us all things, healing for our souls and spirits, relationship with God, and eternity in heaven.

We do not need to deny our suffering or ignore what we are experiencing. But when we are going through it, keeping our focus on Jesus can make all of the difference.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

21 thoughts on “Does God Care When I Suffer? + Excerpt From My Upcoming Book

  1. Brother, I can’t wait to get your book. It feels so good to be here reading today. You’re testimony and life are examples of how Christ uses us,…and our trauma. Not only to strengthen our relationship with him, if we choose, but to be a light for others. My battle has been 10 years long…I thought it all had to do with my accident. I can so relate to you and your experience. God be with you, brother, and thank you for being you! Blessings, Matt! Here are two are my favorite verses:
    “We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.”
    ‭‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭3‬-‭4‬ ‭
    “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later.” Romans 8:18

  2. It is getting lighter but still cold and winter. It is a beautiful winter wonder land. We are having ice sculptures that are huge and beautiful. Our ice is clear with no bubbles. How is the winter in your area?

  3. Amen! God uses His grace to strengthen and deepen our faith when we are dealing with dark episodes of life. His Light may come from His Word, prayer, a fellow believer, or any number of events or people. Matt, thanks for sharing an excerpt from your book. I enjoyed its message so much. Peace be with you!

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