Take a couple of deep breaths.
Recall that you are in the presence of God.
You are loved and blessed.

Hebrews 10:32–39
32 But recall those earlier days when, after you had been enlightened, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings, 33 sometimes being publicly exposed to abuse and persecution, and sometimes being partners with those so treated. 34 For you had compassion for those who were in prison, and you cheerfully accepted the plundering of your possessions, knowing that you yourselves possessed something better and more lasting.

Have I ever suffered for Christ? Have I suffered physically or emotionally or financially for Jesus or His gospel? I count such suffering as gain. There are those who have suffered, much more than I. What can I do to ease their burden?

What is my view of suffering?
Can I find Jesus in pain that we share? He suffered so much for me.

Pray to God in your own words or perhaps use the prayer below.
Lord Jesus Christ
Son of God
You suffered so that I might be forgiven and have eternal life.
You did not have to.
You did it out of love.
Love for me.
Thank you Jesus
Send Your Spirit
Help me become more like you.

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