Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Embrace your pain.

Sometimes I find myself thinking about pains...

- Physical Pain

- Emotional Pain

- Pain of watching a dream not come to reality

- Pain of rejection

- Pain of failure

...any type of pain you can think of and I pause sometimes and think that its unfair. I'm a sweet girl. I do right by people. I love and give selflessly...I dont discriminate. I do right by man and I fulfil my moral obligations. So why do somethings not add up. Why do I have to suffer some form of pain or the other.

At those times I remember that God doesnt give us what we cannot bear... I remember his words in II Corinthians 12:9: And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness.

Meaning I can take it...meaning we are strong enough to bear it. And I know its okay...knowing that humbles me and I know its going to be okay.

The thing is one day we will trade our pains for gains...but for now its okay to embrace pain. Pain could either be your friend or your enemy...so why not make it your friend, hold it close...allow it teach you, learn the lessons it brings...allow it humble you so that you will never forget He who saw you through and made His grace available to you. So that you wouldnt say '' I worked hard for what I have today''...instead you will say '' If it had not been for the Lord by my side...''

Your pain has made you what you are today...dont resent it, dont blame God, dont be embarrassed by it...dont feel bad when people reject you for it. Embrace your pain and allow it teach you. Then wait, watch and you will see.



  1. Makes me think of C.S. Lewis' book: 'The problem of pain'. I like how you put it... 'embrace pain'. Its funny because when in pain, you want to feel better so bad that you keep thinking of ways to make it better... I def. like your approach. One new thing I have learnt from times of pain is to avoid focusing on it, but rather look to One that is bigger than the pain - He def. will give us the strength to handle it when we look to him. Thanks for this post :)

  2. This is easier said than done... but I am not a fan of pain on any level. I can't say I welcome it but when it's inevitably there, I just ask God for grace and strength to deal with it.


Say it as you mean it... I can take it