(Photo by Russell Collins)

Physical pain is so obvious to those around us, doesn’t matter if it’s a broken bone or a migraine….visually, by the way we move, act, hold our bodies, any number of signs give it away. Emotional pain…not so much.

Whether it’s the loss of a loved one through death, divorce or anger, the loss of income, family conflict, disobedience toward Gods guidance or _________. (Fill in the blank)

Our problems are opportunities to discover God’s solutions. –Unknown

God will not look you over for medals, degrees, or diplomas, but for scars. — Elbert Hubbard

Someone very close to me refers to God as “The Planet Maker”. Now…I’m a cookie maker, but The Planet Maker…ponder the ramifications of THAT one! Sweet!

Job 5:11 (MSG) He raises up the down-and-out,
gives firm footing to those sinking in grief.

Isaiah 41:10 (NLT) Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT) All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.

Bob Dylan once said…Strange how people who suffer together have stronger connections than those who are most content.

Not strange at all, Bobby….It’s straight from the owners manual!

In Him,


2 thoughts on “Pain

  1. Pavement ends ahead… “2-4 Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do its work so you become mature and well-developed, not deficient in any way.” James 1 from The Message(C)2002


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