With Illnesses, Broken Hearts, Stress In Our World
and Dying, Dead or Mega Money Churches
What Is Your Pain??
Physical, Emotional, Mental or Spiritual??
LIVING WITH DAILY PAIN IS DIFFICULT TO SAY THE LEAST!!
Don't Let Pain Trap You In BITTERNESS!!
Don't Allow It To Ensnare You In DOUBT!!
And, Never Allow Your Pain To Be A Reason For Just GIVING UP!!
PAIN CAN INFLUENCE OUR DIRECTION IN LIFE!
CLEARLY PAIN CHANGES US!
Pain Makes Us Trust Less!
We Tend To Overthink More!
And, Our Pain Often Shuts People Out!
Not to Mention...
Pretending To Be Strong is Exhausting!!
YES, OUR PAIN IS NEVER AN EASY ROAD TO WALK IN!
Those TEARS We Shed Alone, In the Dark of Night...
Do You Know... They Shine A Radiant Light Directly Into the Heart of God!
Why Else Would God Save our Tears In A Bottle & Log Them In His Book??
The "Lord of All" Genuinely Understands the "Language of Our Tears"!
In Those Very Tears A New Strength of Mind,
Courage And Fearlessness Is Being Cultivated and Implanted!
Don't Be Embarrassed or Deceived TEARS Build Gallantry and Perseverance!!
HIDING OUR PAIN IS EXHAUSTING AND BURDENSOME
The PAIN We Hide From Our Family And Friends... Often Divides Us!
One Side Pretends, "Nothing Could Be Better"!
We Smile - When All We Want To Do Is Sit Down And Cry...
We Say Were Fine - When We Are Really Wounded and Afflicted...
We Act Like We Have It ALL Together - When Inside Were Falling Apart...
Worst of ALL...
We Run Away From People - Fearing Their Love Is NOT Authentic or Sincere!
My FRIENDS THERE IS A BETTER WAY!!!
GOD'S WORD CLEARLY STATES:
For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are
not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall
be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 (KJV)
PAIN CAN DRIVE US "TO OR FROM" GOD'S MERCY & GRACE!
Apart From God We Will Only Shrivel, Wilt and Wither Away!
And, Although People Think Were Getting Better...
Simply Because "WE LOOK GOOD" and They Can't Physically "See Our Pain"!
THEY DON'T KNOW OUR PAIN IS ON THE INSIDE!
It Just Proves Were Not Getting Better - Were Just Hiding Our Pain Much Better!
SADLY, TO MANY OF US BECOME PROFESSIONAL PAIN BEARERS!!
On the Other Hand...
The Lord Jesus Christ Bore Stripes On His Back for Our HEALING!
He Is Able To Heal Physical, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Pain!!
WE MUST ALLOW HIM TO WALK WITH US IN OUR PAIN!
When We Grant God's Grace To Enter Into Our Pain...
We Will Find He Is ABSOLUTELY Birthing Something New Into Us!
I Am Finding "A Brand New Life of Grace Within My Spirit"!
I Have A New Freshness of Intimacy and Ease,
A Genuine Fellowship With My Lord!
SUDDENLY YOU WILL FIND...
IF, (that little BIG word) We Learn To Trust God To Walk With Us...
Because, Any And All Pain Is Inevitable!
We Will Realize That Our HORRIBLE Suffering Is OPTIONAL!!
And, There Is A Difference!!
We May Not Be Able To AVOID Pain...
However, The AGONY and MISERY BECOMES OPTIONAL AS WE COMMIT TO:
HIS HOLY WORD:
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most
High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1
THAT IS THE PLACE I HONESTLY FIND TRUE PEACE IN MY PAIN!!
WHAT ALLOWS THE TRANSFORMATION??
When Our Focus Changes From Our PAIN....
And, We Set Our EYES DIRECTLY ON JESUS - HIS LOVE, HIS PEACE And HIS JOY!!
The Revolution of Complete Change Has Begun!
His Word Clearly States:
Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I WILL GIVE YOU REST.
Take my yoke upon you and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart:
and YE SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS.
For My Yoke is EASY and My Burden Is Light! Matthew 11:28
There have been so many nights when pain has wreaked havoc with
my body, my mind and my peace.
I Am Constantly Learning to PRESS INTO MY LORD, by Taking These Actions!
I Have Learned to Pray, to Dwell and to REST in Him...
And When I AM IN HIS PRESENCE...
I AM AT PEACE AS WELL AS BEING PROTECTED FROM ALL THE PAIN!!
When We Are Finally Tired of Being Worn Out and Burned Out From Pain?
We WILL RUN TO JESUS And Earnestly Learn to Dwell In His Presence!
CHANGING HOW WE LIVE...
We Begin By Allowing Christ And His Holy Spirit
To Show Us HOW to Live Our Lives...
So That We Can Recover OUR Life In Him!
He Will and He Wants To Show Us His Ways!
As, We Learn to Walk With Jesus, OUR LIVES WILL CHANGE!
It Is A Process... I Am Still learning...
THE LORD IS TRULY CHANGING MY VIEWPOINT ON MY LIFE AND MY PAIN!
THIS IS THE PAIN I FACE ON A DAILY BASIS:
I Deal With Lupus, Sjogrens, Psoriatic, Rheumatoid & Osteo Arthritis!
ALL, Auto-Immune Diseases.
My Latest Lupus Flare Has Been Going for More Than Two Years Now.
Lupus Is Destroying My Kidneys, I Am In Stage 3 of Kidney Failure.
In Stage 4 I Will Need Dialysis.
It Is Attacking My Blood... I Am Severely Anemic...
Which Causes Trembling, Shortness of Breath, Severe Weakness And Fainting.
EACH MOVEMENT, IN MY EVERY JOINT, IS PAINFUL!
Blood Tests Show Serious & Intense Inflammation.
The Bones In My Spine, Shoulders, Hips & Knees Are Brittle and Chipping Away!
Not to Mention A Broken Heart... & What It Brings!
MAKING THE RIGHT CHOICE...
I HAVE HAD TO DECIDE, I HAVE HAD TO CHOOSE...
TO LET THE LORD WALK WITH ME IN THE MIDST OF ALL MY PAIN!
AND, I'VE LEARNED THE FOLLOWING:
BE AWARE OF WHAT YOU SPEAK INTO YOUR LIFE!!
ARE YOU THE FOLLOWING PERSON IN HIDING?? HAVE YOU FELT LIKE I DID??
HAVE YOU SPOKEN THESE DEAD WORDS INTO YOUR LIFE??
Emotionally - I Done!
Mentally - I'm Drained!
Physically - I Smile...
Spiritually - I'M DYING, BECAUSE PEOPLE JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND!!
THIS IS MY REASON FOR WRITING ALL OF THIS!!
I WON'T LIE TO YOU - IT'S NOT ALWAYS EASY!!
But, Mostly Because Some Days I Fail to DWELL IN HIM!
I Want To Invite You, With ALL My Heart to Learn With Me...
As I Walk And Abide In Jesus Christ Daily... I Have Learned A Secret...
I'VE LEARNED THAT...
GOD IS ABSOLUTELY BIRTHING A NEW GRACE WITHIN ME...
And That Grace Is Giving Me MORE DAILY Endurance...
It Is Carrying Me Each And Every Day!
I Have Chosen To Walk With My Lord!!
What About YOU??? Will You Join Me??
Will You Let Christ Jesus Walk With You In Your Pain?
Feel Free to Use My "Contact Me" Page, I'd Be Happy To Talk & Encourage You!!
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