Brokenness & Pain is an ongoing part of the human condition. Furthermore it’s plainly a part of life, even for Christians. But Pain can be a gift. The cross leads to resurrection, for those trusting in Jesus. The toughest trail of trial leads to the truest triumph, for the believer.
A broken cocoon leads to metamorphosis. The seed’s broken shell leads to a living new plant. The pain of touching a hot stove is truly a gift to Children. It prevents worse physical harm. The New Testament makes clear that pain produces endurance & Christlike character. Pain can be a blessing!
Pain can produce Christlike character. It can even be a spiritual gift. Philippians 1:29 says: For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for Him. So, Pain can be the path of Grace! Have you ever considered pain a privilege?
Where does the Bible say that Pain can be a path to Grace? 2nd Corinthians 12:9 makes plain: It can be a bad thing that leads to the understanding of a good thing. Ironically, the greatest suffering you ever experience can & many times does lead to the greatest blessing.
The greatest suffering can lead to great blessing, when we deeply seek God’s will in the situation. Many miss the power of pain to change & cleanse. Yet, when we joyfully worship like Paul did in prison, we can learn to find Silver Linings of Blessing hid in our clouds of pain!
I know this won’t be my most popular post. But it could indeed help many of you who struggle with the problem of pain, in your own lives.