“Just give your pain to Jesus.”
There are so many things wrong with this expression, I barely know where to begin.
1. Just: it makes it sound like this should be the simplest thing in the world.
2. The whole thing just adds one more thing to the mountain of failures on my part that are the reason I’m still sick. If I’d “just give it to Jesus” then I’d be better. Once again, it’s my fault.
3. Don’t you think I’d give it away if I could?!? What kind of masochist would know how to give it away and not do it?
4. What does this even mean? How does one do this, practically? Without practical instruction, this just comes off like pschyobabble, trite, pat fluff. Worse than useless because it promises an answer but doesn’t tell me how to achieve it.
I don’t think anyone means to cause pain when they say this, but I also don’t think I can be the only one that’s ever been frustrated or hurt by it.