There is a purpose for your pain… Yes… no truer words ever spoken!
For much of my life I have experienced enormous suffering and pain. And I know I’m not alone in that. Many of us wear our scars like a badge of shame. And no matter how much we try we simply cannot not find that healing we all long for.
But.. for me there has been one constant truth during all my suffering. And that is that God loves me. That was as true yesterday as it still is today. He doesn’t see me with eyes of shame. When He looks at me He sees me. The beautiful person He fearfully and wonderfully created. He looks at me with love, compassion, mercy and grace.
What I have come to realize during my life journey is that during all the immense pain and heartache… He has been preparing me. All this time .. He has been.. Leading me. Guiding me. Strengthening me. Filling me with His wisdom. Giving me a spirit of discernment. Instructing me and teaching me how to live in obedience to His Word. Renewing my mind, soul and spirit with His Truth. Instilling in me a new found confidence that can only be found in Him, so that I am able to rise above the challenges and the struggles that I face. Freeing me from all guilt and shame. And showing me how to claim victory over my life.
And most importantly… Just simply loving me as His beloved daughter.
For I know my struggles aren’t without a purpose. God has a perfect plan for my life and for yours.
We need to learn how to recognize that through all the pain and suffering, there are lessons to be learned. And that often times, God is trying to teach us something within ourselves.
Remember to always stay true to your faith. Keep God and His Word close to your heart. Lean on Him for His strength and guidance. He will never fail you.
Learn from the storms in your life and decide to allow it to make you stronger, better and all the more wiser, not bitter for having to go through it. And in time you will realize…