Updated: Dec 13, 2020
That was the question that leaped out of my mind and heart as I tried navigating a tough and challenging season that seemed never-ending.
In the midst of my deep pain and brokenness, I wondered if God saw what I was going through, because as far as I could see it, He felt awfully silent and distant.
Year after year, it felt like struggles, disappointment, and suffering kept on piling up. I started feeling hopeless, and that was when depression, anxiety, and fear began to take root.
I cannot wait until the day when I am completely free from pain, but until then, God has been showing me that pain has a purpose. There is glory in pain!
When thinking about my Savior, Jesus being nailed to the cross, I cannot possibly fathom the amount of pain and suffering He endured.
When looking to cross, we should not try to minimize our pain and try to negate what we are feeling; instead, the cross should be a reminder that Jesus does see and understand. Not only does He see our pain, but He endured it, and is now living in victory.
The Good News is that we get to live from a place of victory as well.
We must reclaim the victory that was ours all along. No matter what we go through, we can still live victoriously because of Jesus’ death and resurrection. We are no longer slaves to sin and slaves to our pain. Jesus has the final say, not our pain.
Never let pain dictate who you are and where you are going.
We serve a mighty God who can resurrect the dead and breathe life into dry bones.
Your story is not over. It is just beginning.