Sunday, February 21, 2010

God's Overlooked Gift.

Pain is a gift from God.

That sounds weird, doesn’t it.

Jesus said something similar.

“Blessed are you who are hungry now,
For you will be satisfied.”

It is weird for us to think of PAIN as something good. But pain let’s us know not only that we are hurt, but that we need to be fixed.

Sometimes it is something we can fix, as with physical pain.

Other times it is something we can’t fix, as with spiritual pain.

Pain is God’s way of getting our attention.

S. Lewis said,

God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world.

This past sunday, I had the opportunity to share with two churches about pain. To be thankful for pain, because our pain points us back to God.

God doesn’t waste pain. Rather, he uses it to draw us closer to him.

1 comment:

  1. Mmm this pain business. I accept that God can use pain for good. But pain being a gift from God? You'll need to convince me - you ever had tooth-ache and thought about this being something God gave for your good? Ever sat with someone whose crippling spiritual/emotional pain has defined their whole life? Not sure those sort of experiences end with a belief in a loving Creator. Pain being a result of the Fall - now that makes more sense to me.