Romans 8:28 We are assured and know that all things work together and are for good to and for those who love God and are called according to His design and purpose. (Amplified version)
One of the things we dread the most is experiencing pain in our lives. We do all we can as people to protect ourselves from pain by cautiously making choices that we believe will exempt us from pain.But as time goes by, I realise that we cannot exempt ourselves from experiencing pain in spite of all the precautionary measures we put in place to protect ourselves.
We also believe that God will protect us from pain – but now I hold a different view and have become convinced of the fact that in as much it is never or will ever be God’s intention to hurt us, but life has a tendency to throw things at us that cut deep into our soul and leave us hurt. Sometimes the attack of the enemy is so fierce that it leaves a soul so broken. That even healing or restoration seem distant or even unattainable.Yet the Word of God assures us of a healing power that is found in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
• The Word assured us that after the pain we emerge a better people and stronger and anchored to trust God more.
• We show more empathy to our fellow brothers given the experience we have gained through the painful experience we went through.
II Cor 2:3- 4
• The Word of God assures of God’s undying love even as we go through pain.
Rom 8:35 – 39
• The Word of God assures us that there is nothing that we go through that is beyond us – God trusts His Power and Word that is deposited in us to pull us through it all.
I Cor 10:13
• Our testimony is more real and rich given the experience we have acquired through the pain.
The few points mentioned above are amongst a long list of benefits that we draw or get out of any painful experience we go through.
Be encouraged as you go through a painful experience that God trusts you to come through victorious. At this moment it may seem too dark to even think that there is light but be assured the sun will rise again in your life.
The secret is not to dwell in the pain but ask the Holy Spirit to help you go through it with all the Grace that God has made available to you.
One Servant of God once said “if God showed us all we were going to go through to see the fulfillment of His plan in our lives, we probably would not have embraced the plan of God in our lives”. But cheer up Beloved it will all work together for your good.
So yes God does not bring pain in our lives neither does He cause it yet when it is all over you will definitely have a level of insight about God that would not have come had the pain not come. So in all these things that the enemy throws at us and those that life brings, God causes them to work together for our good because we love Him and are called according to His divine purpose.
Cheer up Beloved of the Lord, it will be all over in the morning.
The Lord will heal again, restore again, a new day will dawn again!!!!!!!!!!