The lessons we learn from pain of any kind, will always make us stronger and hopefully draw us closer to our Lord Jesus!
These are some words that we must all endure at some point in our lifetime.
Sorrows will afflict each of us... as we navigate our journey throughout our temporary existence here on earth. Be it a random twinge from of an ache, a bit of soreness in our muscles, a broken bone or the unforeseen pain of everyday life.
Still, there is an indiscriminate, and an anguishing pain that cannot be overlooked or neglected by the person who is experiencing it. A level of suffering so severe that it blocks everything else out, and little by little, piece by piece our lives seem to fade away until all we can think about is our intense pain!
However, as Christians there is a calming, a marvelous peace that comes when we enter into the presence of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Particularly, when we remember what Jesus endured for us!
The school of suffering teaches us lessons that we could never learn in any other classroom. I have learned to pray not only for myself, but for those whose pain is more wretched and tragic than my own.
I have learned to seek my Lord over and above anything else that I may encounter in this life. And, I've found the best way to manage my pain is to keep moving forward and pressing into my God!
I've learned that God truly cares about the adversities we face, simply because He sent His only Son Jesus Christ, knowing that He would experience intense and extreme pain Himself. Yes, it was God's love for us, that he would send His son to die for our iniquities!
And, because Jesus endured the pain on the cross, we who trust and believe in Him will one day experience... not only the glory of eternity with Him... but we will never again suffer!
My friend, what are you learning about God through your own trials and afflictions??