Your Pain has A Purpose
Hey followers. I must say I miss my blog. I miss it a lot. I cannot even tell you my last actual post. Between closing out this Spring Semester and starting a new gig and just the other demands in life, I haven't been able to sit down and crank out a post. I've been away for a minute due to a grand life interruption, which I choose not to disclose. However, I will say, I began writing this post in my mind. Now, I'm finally getting the chance to put my thoughts here on the blog.
I entitled this post "Your Pain Has A Purpose". I've heard so many sayings regarding pain.
No pain. No gain.
Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. (Like this one : )
Pain is temporary.
Pain is weakness leaving the body.
Not too long ago, I experienced a type of pain like no other. I'd never felt this before. I didn't know how to respond. I didn't know how others would respond. My world stopped for a moment. Nothing mattered for awhile.
I spoke to someone who's counsel I truly hold in high regard and they led me to scripture.
"All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us. For the more we suffer for Christ, the more God will shower us with his comfort through Christ. Even when we are weighed down with troubles, it is for your comfort and salvation! For when we ourselves are comforted, we will certainly comfort you. Then you can patiently endure the same things we suffer." 2nd Corinthians 1:3-7
The person read this to me during my time of excruciating pain. I mean while the wound was freshly open! However, when they read this, I understood. I absolutely LOVE what the scriptures say about pain and these are the takeaways from this post.
God comforts me in my pain.
Not only does God comfort me, but those who have gone through what I've gone through can extend comfort.
And here's the one that's really dope. My pain and suffering, ULTIMATELY, isn't even for me. It's for me to be able to reflect God's comfort to those enduring pain and suffering. A prime opportunity to be the Hands and Feet of Christ.
Therein lies the PURPOSE in your PAIN.
What Say You?