Write About It
One day I will release a book to help others deal with their pain by faith. Until then and beyond I will keep writing about my own painful journey. Not in an attempt to wallow in my suffering. Instead, I’ve discovered something I believe can help anyone working through pain. All you’ve got to do is grab a pen and paper.
You see, when pain is harbored inside it just takes you down further. It only feels wasted and overwhelming. When you process it there is a level of release. You are then allowing God to use it as a platform to encourage others. Sure, not everyone will get it. However, those who can identify with your pain will. They will realize you understand them and that they are not alone. You will grow through the process. You will discover a deeper sense of purpose for your pain.
Daily I write things to process my pain. I seek to share anything that might benefit someone else going through a struggle. Writing things down documents lessons learned, measures progress and forces me to work through my feelings. Sharing things to help others gives me a joy despite my pain. So, grab a pen or start typing away on your keyboard. It can do wonders for your healing and will likely touch the heart of someone else.
“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.” (2 Corinthians 1:4)
“Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)