It was Bob Dylan who said, “”“Every pleasures got an edge of pain, pay your ticket and don’t complain”― Bob Dylan

It was Dr. Rex who said:

“There is much wisdom in negative emotions such as fear and guilt.

What parent, out of fear, fails to teach their young children to not play in the street.

Can you imagine a world where whatever a man did, he had no guilt?

In my opinion, guilt is to the spirit as pain is to the body.

Guilt declares we have done something wrong and urges a correction for ourselves.

There is much wisdom in negative emotions, and many times they are life preserving.

It’s ok to visit Disney World, but don’t live there.” –Dr. Rex, psychologist-retired


A word to people who follow Jesus Christ as His disciple—Suffering, guilt, punishment, correction and pleasure in the biblical world view.

Dear friends, don’t be surprised or shocked that you are going through testing that is like walking through fire. Be glad for the chance to suffer as Christ suffered. It will prepare you for even greater happiness when he makes his glorious return.

Count it a blessing when you suffer for being a Christian. This shows that God’s glorious Spirit is with you. But you deserve to suffer if you are a murderer, a thief, a crook, or a busybody. Don’t be ashamed to suffer for being a Christian. Praise God that you belong to him.

God has already begun judging his own people. And if his judgment begins with us, imagine how terrible it will be for those who refuse to obey his message.

The Scriptures say, “If good people barely escape,what will happen to sinners and to others who don’t respect God?”

If you suffer for obeying God, you must have complete faith in your faithful Creator and keep on doing right.” –I Peter 4:12-19


Such a large crowd of witnesses is all around us! So we must get rid of everything that slows us down, especially the sin that just won’t let go. And we must be determined to run the race that is ahead of us. We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. He endured the shame of being nailed to a cross, because he knew that later on he would be glad he did. Now he is seated at the right side of God’s throne! So keep your mind on Jesus, who put up with many insults from sinners. Then you won’t get discouraged and give up.

None of you have yet been hurt in your battle against sin. But you have forgotten that the Scriptures say to God’s children,

“When the Lord punishes you, don’t make light of it,
and when he corrects you, don’t be discouraged.
The Lord corrects the people he loves and disciplines those he calls his own.”

Be patient when you are being corrected! This is how God treats his children.

Don’t all parents correct their children? God corrects all of his children, and if he doesn’t correct you, then you don’t really belong to him. Our earthly fathers correct us, and we still respect them. Isn’t it even better to be given true life by letting our spiritual Father correct us?

Our human fathers correct us for a short time, and they do it as they think best. But God corrects us for our own good, because he wants us to be holy, as he is. It is never fun to be corrected. In fact, at the time it is always painful. But if we learn to obey by being corrected, we will do right and live at peace.

Now stand up straight! Stop your knees from shaking and walk a straight path.

Then lame people will be healed, instead of getting worse.”  –Hebrews 12:1-13


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