hearted with wisdom inspired of God, to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, tofree the captives, to teach in power the lost how they can be found etc etc etcetc. I can hardly wait!
If you have suffered maritally, please consider attending a Christian divorce/grief recovery support group. You are still deeply grieving inside over your ex and those "saints" that so deeply and carnally broke your heart. I know that I desperately needed and greatly benefited from the free one I attended at Del CerroSo. Bapt. Church. It was critical in my recovery and in my readiness to be healed and in my learning how and where I needed to grow, to forgive my ex, and to prepare my heart for my next. Many churches and ministries have free support groups that are usually extremely helpful. Please call around for times and places and pray about attending and let the Lord minister to you through the saints. Butwhy does He allow us to suffer, to grieve so deeply and have hearts so broken than you can feel the pain throughout your chest, so depressed that it seems a struggle to survive, grief so deep that you never know what will cause the tears toflow next? Here are some that I have become aware of and they are all for our good. Please consider them and, in each, ask if its goal was accomplished in yourlife.We know how the Most High Father let Jesus' body be tortured to death to die in our place for our sins, because of our sins, so that He could be both Just in punishing sin, and Merciful in offering us forgiveness on the basis of relying on Jesus substitutionary and sacrificial death for us. The Spirit tells us that Jesussuffered much for us in His human body so that He would learn, like we have to,that it is best to obey (Heb 5:8,9).God, The Father, the Consuming Fire, the Most High God sent His only Son born ofwoman to bear our death penalty, allowing Him to suffer terribly. For about 19hours the Father allowed His Son to be falsely accused, unjustly tried, verballyabused, physically abused, spit upon, beaten, slapped, punched, slugged, tied up, led away as a prisoner, imprisoned, mocked, ridiculed, flogged Roman style with a whip made of leather strips embedded with pieces of bone or metal that brutally tore His flesh, and stripped in public (Mat 26:6-27:31). His hands and feetwere nailed to a cross and for about three to six hours He was hung on a crosspublicly to die a slow and exceedingly painful death, every second filled with misery suffering (Mat 27).
***1 Peter 2:19 For this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and suffer, ifyou take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you werecalled, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
22 “ Who committed no sin,
Nor was deceit found in Hiswas reviled, did not revile in return; when He suffered, He did not threaten, but committed Himself to Him who judges righteously; 24 who Himself bore our sinsin His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you were healed. 25 For you were like sheep going astray,but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. NKJV
***Heb 9: 26 . . . "But now He has appeared one time, at the end of the ages, for the removal of sin by the sacrifice of Himself. 27 And just as it is appointedfor people to die once—and after this, judgment — 28 so also the Messiah, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to bearsin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him. HCSBAll of the Apostles except John died violent deaths at the hands of persecutors,and they tried to kill John but he was miraculously spared to write Revelation.The Most High Father allowed Paul to suffer terribly and Jesus gave him part ofthe reason, to save him from pride (2 Cor 12), teaching Him that He makes His strength perfect in our weakness, so that the credit and glory goes to the right person, to Jesus who was living in Paul and in lives in all His children. Jesus allowed Paul to suffer in - - - - "imprisonments, [beaten] with countless stripes,