My pain is not wasted
Friday, March 15, 2013
I praise and thank God for everything in my life. I mean I tell you the truth although I feel I am just about in agony I praise God any way for it, and do you know why? Hey, I look at it this way, I am not gonna waste this pain! I mean hey this is all in God's timing. I am not saying that God has given me this, right. But He can take it away and since He has not I must need this. Listen," And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose, that is in Romans8:28.
So what did I say? We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Now what does THAT really mean any way, do you know? We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. When pain comes what is the first thing people do, they pray for the pain to stop, and hey there is no harm in that. God wants us to pray for pain to stop sometimes, most times, but sometimes there are times for pain...I mean pain IS part of life. We don't want to get dirty, or feel uncomfortable. We rather not be stressed, or confront people in general we like to be happy and stay happy. We want to be healthy and not feel pain. Yet, who are we kidding, this is life and life has pain, heart ache and disappointment. The fact of the manner is we need it, what.... did I say that out loud? Yes, I NEED IT! The apostle Paul know that he needed the good and the bad. In the bible Paul wrote that God told him,"
My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Then Paul said," Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." I have had so much pain in my life of various kinds that this verse has become my Life Verse, you know what I mean? I mean this verse has significant meaning to my inner being, and that verse gives me power from God just thinking about it! The strength from the Lord comes from His grace which be bestows upon me! You see God's grace is enough for me to handle this pain which I am in. The fact is, is that God’s strength is made perfect in my weakness. In this unbearable pain which I find myself in tonight it has left my body weak. I have done all that I could do. I have prayed with my husband, i have spent the last six hours lying down watching a movie trying to distract myself from the pain. I have taken 4 tynolne with codeen, and 2 strong pain killers. Yet the pain persists. God tells me His strength is made perfect in my weakness. What I cannot do God can do. What God is saying to us when we read those words is this: if we submit our pain, out stress, our heart ache our whatever God is there for us and HE will heal it. I am made perfect in your weakness, he tells us. Let God show how prefect he can be in your pain.
Ok, now back to that other verse, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." So not only do we know that God's strength is made perfect in our weakness, we know that there is good in all things, so that means EVEN PAIN. No you say, no THAT can't be. Well, I am here to tell you that you are wrong. You see, I am here on this earth to grow closer to God in every way that I can. I want to be so close to God by the time that I die I want to breathe Him in; I want to feel Him completely wrapped around my body and spirit. I want God's thoughts to be my thoughts. I want His power (now don't get this wrong... I am not saying I want to be like God IN His power. I want to heal people. I want to lead people to God, I want THAT kind of power) I want to do whatever I can to grow in God's image from glory to glory. This is one thing the bible says about glory, God and us:"When we allow Christ to remove the veil something beautiful takes place. But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit" I may be wrong in this but here are my thoughts. When we are in pain we want to cover that pain with comfort. This could be seen as a veil. I remove the veil and allow myself to feel the pain until God Himself removes the pain. His grace enters my spirit, and His strength carries me to a spirit filled place to endure the pain or have it removed. My being is transformed into glory from the glory of experiencing the pain while I am inside Christ.
We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. I know that this pain although intense and hard to bare is good because God is within that pain. God is working something GOOD out of my pain. I will tell you the truth since December I have been saying prayers that God helps me to grow in the fruit of patience while I am in pain. By and from the mercy of God I have grown in that area through the Spirit. My patience with pain has matured in me! All things God works good according to His purpose. I have used the pain which I have been suffering through to be used as the purpose to grow in Christ, to grow in the fruit of patience (the fruit of the Spirit). We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him who have been called according to His purpose. God put me on this earth to be His servant. I was born for a purpose and I live each day and try my best to seek God's will and live according to it.
This pain is hard to bear, this pain, what can I say... I wish that it was not here in my body. But you know what IS here? God. God is here with me in my pain!! My God has made good out of my pain. I am stronger in Christ as the result of my pain. My friends and relatives know that I have stood in this pain yet have found peace within my life. They know that if I would not have told them about my pain they still would have seen joyful, laughter within my words, spirit, and actions. Such things can only be done through God, but do you know what else? Such things can only happen through a spiritual growth through pain and suffering while clinging to God. It can only be as such through God. Spiritual growth will never be the result of a perfect life. A happy peaceful life with no setbacks, with no suffering, and no hardships or trails. NO spiritual growth will never be the result of a perfect life. But pain, hardships, trials and tribulations, what can a life full of such bring one centered in Christ? Such a life can bring you a victorious life through Christ when you abide in God through each trail and tribulation. Trust me, I know, I have LIVED through some stuff, and it was God who saw me through it all.
Hey, guess what? MY PAIN IS GONE!!!!! God took the pain away!!!! Thank you God Thank you God THANK YOU GOD!!!!!!!
And God said, “My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness." Then Paul said," Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me."