Grace - fresh vital worship since 1993

Dealing with Pain

Material to look at:

Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world, few hearts survive
All we have is here and now
All our lives, out there to find
Love lift us up where we belong
Far from the world we know
Up where the clear winds blow
Time goes by
No time to cry

Joe Cocker/Jennifer Warnes

I can be your hero, baby
I can kiss away the pain, oh yeah
I will stand by you forever
You can take my breath away

Enrique Iglesias

So when you feel like hope is gone
Look inside you and be strong
And you'll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Mariah Carey

Always look on the bright side of life (whistle)
Always look on the light side of life (whistle)
If life seems jolly rotten
There's something you've forgotten
And that's to laugh and smile and dance and joke and sing

Eric Idle

'I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.'

'There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.'

'I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.'

'I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.'

'I want you to be concerned about your next door neighbour. Do you know your next door neighbour?'

Station instructions:

Wander the station area at your own pace.

As you wander around, consider what is being said about the place of hardship and pain.

Then consider, with others if you wish:
What messages have you been told about pain and how to deal with it? (e.g. from parents, work, teachers, church, media, friends, 'heroes')
What is the best way someone you've known has dealt with your or their own pain?

Go over to the paper/glue etc. These are materials for making a framed photo of someone you want to remember when it comes to dealing with pain. Follow the following instructions.


1. Choose a photo frame.
2. Either:
a. pick a photo of one of the people featured at this station from those provided and stick it into your frame, or
b. think of someone else who inspires you and draw a picture of that person in the space on your photo frame (or add a photo at home if you have one you'd like to use).
3. Write a quote on the back or around the edge of the frame if you wish. You might like to choose one of the quotes under the pictures around the station or something else you'd like to remember about dealing with hardship and pain.
4. Take your completed photo frame with you to the next station (and home where you can decorate it if you are so inclined).

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