I’m not talking about bodily aches but the knife in your heart and twist it pain.
The, take your breath away, pain. What do you do with it?
You allow it to stay and you hold it up to the light and study it, turning it this way and that, checking out every angle and facet. The pain deepens.
Or...you accept that it is there but decide not to allow it to linger.
You offer it to God as a sweet smelling sacrifice, knowing He loves you and will never leave you and that He has carried your sorrows.
I choose to do the latter. I know the pain will return but each time I hope to send it away quicker.
So I take a deep breath, even though it is a painful breath, and REJOICE in my God.
I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 Message