There are so many times in life when we are in pain… whether physical, emotional, or spiritual pain… it is not “fun” to go through. If you are asking yourself, “why is God letting me go through this pain?” Maybe you can find comfort by reading John 15:1-11.
Whether our pain is caused from uncaring people that have abused us or it is caused from careless choices we have made… our Heavenly Father is here to “wash” out that wound and make us clean. The process is not pleasant but the outcome will be so worth it! If the hurt causes bad feelings and the pain is left to fester, it will cause bitterness and unforgiveness which in turn causes more pain… infecting every part of your life. Just believe that even in your darkest hour you will find comfort if you praise Him.
“He placed a new song in my mouth, a song of praise
to our God. Many will see this and worship.
They will trust the LORD.” Psalm 40:3
What do you do about it?… First you need to figure out where the pain is coming from… examine your heart… ask God to show you what is causing your pain… is it something left from childhood… is the cause careless choices you have made… is it a spiritual testing… or is it a “pruning” that will lead to more growth and fruit in your life? He will show you what it is… He loves us so much that He is not willing to let us stay in our current condition. Father wants us to keep growing day by day… moving closer to Him and to His glory.
“He removes every one of My branches that doesn’t
produce fruit. He also prunes every branch that does produce
fruit to make it produce more fruit.” John 15:2
It is through trusting our Creator that we have healing and the ultimate victory… leaving us in a place to praise Him in the pain!
“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes;
there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying.
There shall be no more pain, for the former
things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Oh, BTW… I did have a bad scar on my knee for the longest time, but it healed without infection. I guess the scar had to stay long enough to remind me of my carelessness on that summer day. And yes, my grandma did the right thing by cleaning it out… I hope I thanked her for loving me enough to cause the pain that would heal.
“Thank God that He gives us the victory through
our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57
Just a thought: Use your pain to praise… don’t let your pain use you to stop your progress.
I pray that you will find joy and peace in the midst of your pain. I pray that through praise the chains of hopelessness and depression will be unlocked and that you will freely rejoice in the Lord as you walk through this trial. I pray that you will renew your strength as you praise Him. In Jesus' name, Amen