Pain is inevitable in this life. Pain is defined as physical suffering or discomfort. You might be experiencing emotional pain from the loss of a loved one or the physical pain of cancer. Perhaps your pain is from childhood abuse or a spouse breaking your heart.
One thing we can all agree on is that pain is real and it hurts….
As Job went through his horrible suffering, he wrote, “But his flesh upon him shall have pain, and his soul within him shall mourn.” He went on to describe it in more detail in chapter 30, “My bones are pierced in me in the night season: and my sinews take no rest. By the great force of my disease is my garment changed: it bindeth me about as the collar of my coat.”
How should you respond to pain? How do you go through this?
Go to God in your time of pain.
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16
As Jesus walked this earth He did not avoid the lepers, the crippled, and the blind. Usually, He sought them out and scolded those who tried to prevent the outcasts from coming to Him. Others may abandon you because your pain is too messy for them but Jesus never will.
Let God use your pain for His glory.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” 2 Corinthians 12:9
God described His strength as being made perfect in weakness. God is not embarrassed by your weakness. He empowers you through your weakness. He might be using your pain so you can share the gospel with a family member or your doctor.
Rejoice that your pain will be totally gone in Heaven.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4
Your pain is temporary. Right now it’s possibly the only thing that consumes your mind but that will all go away in Heaven. Heaven is a wonderful place filled with God’s glory and presence.
Levi Lusko said it this way, “You have been made for a person and a place. That person is Jesus, and the place is heaven.”