Purposeful Pain

Here I am again dealing with radiating pain all throughout my lower body. This time it was actually self-inflicted. I chose to get another epidural injection yesterday morning. I knew from the past that this shot would bring me greater pain. Way before I will receive any relieving gain. I knew the reward of future relief was worth the present pain.

While I don’t like hurting I’m very encouraged. This purposeful pain will help me greatly in days to come. Even though I feel so limited right now. Even though I hate this feeling. I know God is taking me towards greater days. It helps so much when you know the pain is purposeful. That it’s producing something really good that otherwise won’t come.

Often we get so blinded by our pain. The way we feel over shadows what God is doing. We struggle to see that God is at work in and through the pain. The pain is purposely getting us where God needs us to be. The pain in God’s hands will lead to brighter days. We must trust that God is using our present pain so He can purposely reveal His future glory.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

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