After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace [who imparts His blessing and favor], who called you to His own eternal glory in Christ, will Himself complete, confirm, strengthen, and establish you [making you what you ought to be].
1 Peter 5:10 (AMP)
I was drawn to this theme, from the first time it popped up in my mind. Finding healing through your pains. Hmm.
We all at some point in our lives are faced with some situations that will literarily shake us up. In fact, in some instances, it feels like we might just go insane if we don’t get a resolution to it as soon as we asked God to come to our aid. But then the good news for us is: even in the midst of all that emotions, God is still promising us that we would find grace, strength, help, and healing in all of these trials.
There is no guarantee that there would be no trying time in our journeying through life as Christians but then we are assured of healing in and through it all.
Let’s picture a child who is learning how to walk. Though He or she would have gone through many falls in this attempt. But then each time he or she gets back up, he or she is filled with a great hope to try again until the steady footing is built up in that child. This is graceful for me.
So don’t back out of that pain you feel. Let that pain fit in you, strength and help. Let that hurt you have been exposed to, empower you to fellowship more with the father and likewise show unto others the comfort you have received.
Do read this verse:
Who comforts and encourages us in every trouble so that we will be able to comfort and encourage those who are in any kind of trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
2 Corinthians 1:4 (AMP)
The comfort we have received is one we have been infused with, that it also likewise overflow outwardly unto others. We are not left, comfortless dear readers. Yes, we are not!
“I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, bereaved, and helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
John 14:18 (AMP)
And also from the first referenced text, we are being encouraged to hold on to the truth, that we have a blessing to come. Even in all of the hurts and pains we encounter or may have encountered in life.
We are made through our pains just as the men of faith in the Bible were. Like Abraham grew in faith in the place of waiting for the promised child – Issac. Like Daniel and his friends grew in faith in their captivity in Babylon and could stand strong for God. Like Esther grew in faith by the decree Haman influenced, against the Jews. Like the disciples who were martyrs, they grew through the rejections and troubles they encountered even as they went about sharing the gospel of truth. And most importantly as Jesus grew by the things He likewise suffered.
I can’t imagine how I would have been if I had not experienced some of the hurtful moments of my life. I most likely would have made wrong choices that would cost me my future and peace possibly.
I am Me today by the troubles I have faced. You also dear readers are a gem today by the troubles you have encountered and you grew through. Just as a Gold is refined by the fire it is exposed to. 🙇
But I must note that for the pain to produce the graceful effect of healing and grooming in us, we have to be sensitive to God in such seasons of our lives. In order for us to be able to envision what He intends achieving in us through such situations, He has permitted.
So yes, you can be a voice to lives today because you have been there and you understand better. And because you do, you empathize and walk through the process with such lives, that are committed into your hands by God Himself. Not that you just haul insults at them or chase them off, feeding them to more ill and evil. Rather than the healing, they would have encountered if only you understood the situation they were in better.
Do read this verse:
For we do not have a High Priest who is unable to sympathize and understand our weaknesses and temptations, but One who has been tempted [knowing exactly how it feels to be human] in every respect as we are, yet without [committing any] sin.
Hebrews 4:15 (AMP)
Jesus was and is able to make intercessions for us before the father each passing time as seen in these texts:
And Jesus was saying, “Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing.” And they cast lots, dividing His clothes among themselves.
Luke 23:34 (AMP)
Who is the one who condemns us? Christ Jesus is the One who died [to pay our penalty], and more than that, who was raised [from the dead], and who is at the right hand of God interceding [with the Father] for us.
Romans 8:34 (AMP)
Because He lived through our troubles and faced it all. He felt our hurts and held on even through the pains on the cross. And now in Him, we have our healing. Glory! 🙌
Do hold on to this truth. Though you may be going through the most difficult period or phase of your life, you will find healing and comfort through it, if you decide to stay with God!.
But if we are troubled and distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; or if we are comforted and encouraged, it is for your comfort, which works [in you] when you patiently endure the same sufferings which we experience.
2 Corinthians 1:6 (AMP)
The Lord is for you always. His blessings! ❤❤
Enjoy the rest of the week. 🌟
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