"For skillful and godly Wisdom is better than rubies or pearls,
and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared with it." Proverbs 8:11 Amplified

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Stop the Pain

Pain...sometimes it creeps up on you and you have to decide what to do with it.

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


DenaNetherton said...

We were discussing something similar in our Sunday School class the other day, how we need to deal with it over and over by constantly bringing the pain and the thoughts captive to God's truth. Don't you just wish you could deal with it once and for all? But that's not how we'd made.

Diane Marie Shaw said...

Dena, I realize too that the devil knows my weak places and he uses those closest to me to invade my heart with rejection.
The choice will always be mine on how I handle it and it still hurts but my God is my strong tower.

Jim Marr said...

A good word. Just when you think that pain is gone for good, it can sneak in and BOOM, there it is again. But we trust in His "hope and a future".