Hardships and pain
Illness and heartbreak
I prayed until my heart bled
And when there was no
Response, I cried out
What is this about?
In agony I said,
“You don’t know…
“You don’t know what pain is
You are God, you don’t know what it’s like
You are perfect
And I’m a defect
You don’t know me, you don’t know.”
But then I hear a response to my cries
“Unum pro multis. One for the many.
Stricken with reeds, said not a word
Slapped and spat on My face
How do you think I survived being scourged?
Was it only by courage?
No, it was by prayer to the Lord
And by The Father’s grace.”
“No, you don’t know what pain is
You are human, you don’t know what it’s like
Hung and died
So you can know Me, so you can know…”
“But many don’t want to know…“
I can’t imagine what it must be like for Him when He DIED for His creation and… then watched His created beings choose the world instead of Him. And continues to watch. Watching them embrace death instead of everlasting life. Watching them walk toward hell and perish. The pain must be nearly unbearable.
“And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’ ” (Matthew 7:23)
“But He will say, ‘I tell you I do not know you, where you are from. Depart from Me, all you workers of iniquity.’ There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, and yourselves thrust out.” Luke 13:27-28
The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. (Second Peter 3:9)
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” (John 3:16-17)