Do you ever have so much pain in your life that you wish you could stop feeling things altogether? For some people, the pain on the inside of their life is so deep and overwhelming that they think the only way they can cope with it is to cut themselves on the outside. That way, they seem to control the pain. Some folks start cutting and can’t stop because the relief they feel from their inner pain is only a short-term illusion. It goes away for a second and then comes rushing back in like a flood. Some people have so much pain that they start to become numb to normal life. They don’t feel happy or sad, angry or excited... they just feel nothing. I know some people wish they could feel nothing. Some folks see themselves as the root of all their trouble and hurt and they want to stop feeling so that they can put an end to their outrageous guilt. The fact is, this world is broken, splintered and filled to the brim with pain. When Jesus was dying on the cross to pay for all of our wrong, He became severely dehydrated. At one point, He asked for a drink. They took a sponge and filled it with wine vinegar mixed with a mild pain medicine. Jesus tasted it and then spat it out. He wouldn’t drink even one drop because it had that pain medicine in it. See, He was bearing the sin of the world. He was wearing our pain, and part of the deal was that He had to feel all of it. Whatever hurts you have, Jesus knows. He felt it with you and He felt it for you.