Such A Painful Day
I just finished a day full of intense pain. In fact, even after hours of soaking in the tub I’m now hurting even more. This painful day has certainly taken me by surprise. It’s also worn me out both physically and emotionally. I would give anything for this purposeful pain to go away. However, for reasons only God knows it’s not meant to cease for now.
I really do believe God is using it all for His glory. Yet, it will never be fun to suffer so much. I keep thinking the worst is behind me. Then this level pain hits me like a hurricane. It leaves me feeling so helpless and vulnerable. It makes me wonder if my joy will ever be restored.
I simply can’t imagine what Jesus felt like hanging on that cross. The misery had to be beyond words. Still he stayed the course for you and me. His pain had a greater purpose and our pain does too. Apart from that purpose no one could endure such suffering.
“Fix your eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 11:2-3)