What’s your brand of pain?
I’m encouraged tonight by these words by Rick McKinley on the Storyline site…
“When we stand in our pain, wrap our arms around it, accept life on life’s terms, we learn we are not alone. There is another set of arms around us, the pain, the situation, this moment. Then the fear dissipates and gives way to hope, and love and faith. That there is The One who has gone through pain to bring life, and He holds us in our pain to create a new place within us, for his life to grow.”
Whatever our struggle, let’s remember that Jesus pushed through incredible pain and came out the other side – rose from death to life – for us.
He knows – deeply – both pain and triumph. And we shall know it too. You might not see the ‘answer’ – or the reason – for your suffering this side of heaven. But if you belong to him, you will triumph with him on the other.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:4