The Purpose Of Pain

Pain comes in many different forms. It comes with broken ribs and broken hearts feel it too. Physical pain is the most obvious, but not always the most impactful to our souls. Our emotional selves battle a whole world of problems that outweigh the physical any day.

As some of you know, I’m home under quarantine after flying home from South Dakota on Sunday. It’s a small price to pay for the privilege that was mine this past weekend encouraging a roomful of ladies to replace their what if fears for even if faith. I was speaking to myself just as much as I was speaking to them. And now I wait for the time to pass, grateful for the opportunity to share.

Broken bones will heal and eventually viruses will drown away. We’ll either all contract COVID or a vaccine will save the day. I’m banking on it, and I think you are too. But regardless, our lives may never look the same, not only because of what we lost but because of what we picked up along the way—anxiety, distrust in our leaders, division in our churches, disregard for the destitute.

I’m not suggesting we ignore the physical, of course not, that would be silliness. If you’re sick take care of yourself and protect the people around you. Just don’t overlook what weighs even heavier on our hearts, what can be even more detrimental to our relationships. Our present reality is not an easy road with clear instructions to follow. I wish it was, but life doesn’t work that way.

My only advice is to seek the Lord. Ask for His help. Love people, all people everywhere.

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything that you do…. Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!

Proverbs 3:5,6,8 MSG

One response to “The Purpose Of Pain”

  1. Your Newsletter came at the perfect time for me this month Wendi! Thank you for the reminder that This too shall pass…and that above it all I am called to love all people (agree or disagree) and to KEEP my trust in the Lord.

    May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving.
    – Christy

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