I wanted to share a revelation that I just had today about pain. So today sorry no fashion tips just reflections on how God transforms our perceptions. I was just thinking…It’s just funny how Pain is such a blessing in disguise. Yes it seems like an oxymoron!! but pain is very much needed in life. There are no gains without pain!
When things get tough in life and were left broken it’s so easy to feel like we’re victims of some mysterious fate. Alot of us ask “why does a loving God allow pain to take place if he’s so good?? why does that innocent girl get killed in an a car accident when she symbolized everything that was good.?” Why does bad things happen to good people? Why did they get a divorce after 30 years of marriage? Basically most of us are walking around with so many questions…WHY?..WHY?..WHY!?
~Pain is Needed~
Though I may not have the answers to all those questions I’m reminded of the verse in the bible that says this: “Consider it great joy my brothers, whenever you experience various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. But endurance must do its complete work, so that you may be mature & complete, lacking nothing (James 1:2-4). ” When we learn to endure and patiently wait for God ( for peace,healing, guidance, blessings) we are gaining something in return..a little thing called patience..which is a rare character in most of us. Enduring pain is a transferable skill that will give us wisdom in dealing with all the trials that will come in life; it is that very trait of patience that will make us realize that we lack nothing.
~Going through it~
My baby nephew was sick the other day with a fever and let me tell you!! even though I’m not his mother I wanted to take the pain away from him. I asked myself what kind of a painful world this is where innocent beings have to feel so much pain?? Looking at how vulnerable he looked..he could barely maintain himself. (Sobbing) This left me feeling helpless and a little sad …there was nothing I could do to take his pain away. Right at that moment I heard a voice speak to me, ( I believe it was the Holy Spirit) saying to me “he has to go through the fever in order to get healed. The body is fighting the invasion of a bacteria or virus if he does not go through this pain the germs will not escape.” I saw this quote somewhere but this is true “pain is weakness leaving the body.”
~Find the Purpose~
In 2 Corinthians 1:4-5 the Apostle Paul talks to the church of Corinthians and says ” If we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation. If we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which is experienced in your endurance of the same sufferings that we suffer. And our hope for you is firm because, because we know that as you share in the sufferings, so you will share in the comfort.” So we have to cry sometimes to release the pain from our souls …& we have to go through rejection to understand those who have been rejected. Women have to go through months and hours of labor to experience the joy of having a baby…and God has to close all those doors so he can open new ones( ooh praise Jesus! Lol).
You have to lose some friendships to appreciate new ones…& you have to go through trials sometimes to comfort others in their time of affliction.
You see though pain does not feel great at all!!! (especialIy when being a Christian) we must understand that Christ never told us that we would be exempted from the afflictions of pain. We will all go through pain and No we are not alone, your friend next to you is probably dealing with some type of pain too. Christ did however promise us that everything would work out for our good and that comforts me (Rom 8:28). So look at your pain again…there’s purpose.
Don’t disregard your pain