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    Causes of emotional suffering:


    A sense of injustice. Job 19:7 - “...There is no justice.”


    Frustration. Job 19:8 “...I cannot pass”


    Loss. John 11:35 – Jesus experienced loss.


    Bereavement. 2 Sam 18:33 – David grieves Absalom


    Childlessness. 1 Sam. 1:4-8 - Hannah wept about her childlessness.


    Parting of loved ones. Acts 20:38 – Paul leaves his friends.


    Guilt. Hebrews 10:2 - “...guilty for sins”



    God's response to our emotional suffering.


    COMFORT – 2 Cor 1:3-4 “The God of all comfort...”


    DELIVERS US THROUGH CHRIST. Isa 53:4 - “He carried our sorrows”


    JESUS GIVES US REST. John 14:1 “Let not your hears be troubled”


    NO SUFFERING IN ETERNITY Rev. 21:4 - “He will wipe away every tear”



    The proper response of believers to emotional suffering.


    Assessing the problem before God.

    Psm 73:16-17 “I entered the sanctuary...”

    Psm 119:78 “I will meditate on your precepts”

    Romans 8:28 “more than conquerors”


    Self control of our emotions.

    Psalm 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

    Psalm 62:8 “Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah



    Heb. 5:7 – Jesus prayed in times of trouble.

    James 5:13 “Is anyone in trouble? He should pray...”

    Psalm 77:1-9 “I cried out to God for help...”


    Continue to do what is right.

    Job 1:20-22 - “The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away: may the name of the Lord be praised.

    Phil. 1:27 - “Conduct yourselves in a maner worthy of the Gospel”