My pain has pressed me to pray, praise, and pen – not necessarily in that order. #pressintoGod #pray #praise and #pen #journal #release
We are all familiar with the common phrase, “No pain, no gain.” Here’s another thought:
Know pain and know the gain that comes from allowing your pain to cause you to gain more of what God desires to do in and through you.
PAIN has caused me to PRAY – cry out is more like it!, PRESS into God’s Word and His PRESENCE (especially when I didn’t feel like it – a true sacrifice of praise!), and has created more PASSION for PURSUING God’s PURPOSES in my life.
Sometimes it’s good for us to reflect on where our pain has led us or is leading us. Where does your pain lead you? to isolation? to a drug? to work? to another person? to the mall? to busyness? to pretending to be someone you are not?
How about giving PRAYER, GOD’S PRESENCE & HIS PROMISES A TRY?
It is better that pain leads us to the presence of God and His purpose being carried out in our lives, rather than pain pressing us into more desire for passing pleasures of this life that have no purpose or no lasting value.
PAIN can PREPARE us and PROMOTE us or it can PRESS us down and PREVENT us from reaching our God-given POTENTIAL.
PRAY, PRAISE, AND PRESS INTO GOD’S PRESENCE & HIS PROMISES – ESPECIALLY through your PAIN.
These are just my “PAINFUL P” THOUGHTS.
Those who love Your Law have great peace, and nothing will cause them to be hurt in their spirit. (Psalm 119:165 NLV)
In his kindness God called you to share in his eternal glory by means of Christ Jesus. So after you have suffered a little while, he will restore, support, and strengthen you, and he will place you on a firm foundation. (1 Peter 5:10 NLT)