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.