Pain Driven Words

Recently, I heard someone say “you can’t write a good song without a broken heart.” I have to say I can truly relate. Without my heartache and pain I would have nothing to write. Most of my words come from desperate places reaching for light. My words are driven by pain looking for hope. My pain drives me to be real and raw.

Now, I’m still learning that we’re all different with how we express pain. Some people just want to withdrew from everyone. You don’t what anyone to see your weaknesses too close. Others of us feel we’re in bondage until we get it out. We’re not looking for pity, but we’ve got to process things out loud. I know my prayer is always that God might use my pain to help someone else through their pain. 

Practically everything I’ve written the past forty months has been driven by pain. My pain keeps driving me to Jesus. It keeps changing my life perspective. My faith has been forced to grow wings as I fight demons from every direction. I still don’t have all the answers concerning my pain. But, I’ve learned to trust God no matter what pain comes my way.

“Pain is the reminder that the real enemy is trying to take us out and bring us down by keeping us stuck in broken places. Pain is the gift that motivates us to fight with brave tenacity and fierce determination, knowing there’s healing on the other side.”

Lisa Terkeurst

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6

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