Last week we shared on the truth that God has good plans for us but we have a price to pay to see it come to utmost fulfillment, one of which we said is the PRICE OF BEING ALONE WITH GOD IN COMMUNION
This week we’d be sharing on the PRICE OF PAIN. Few years ago I was privileged to read a quote by Pastor Poju Oyemade stating that we can not grow in God without wounds. I find it very true looking at the life of Jacob, the pain of having to part with his loved ones just to be alone with the Father, the pain of his hip being removed out of his joint while wrestling with the angel of the Lord.
When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he touched his hip socket, and Jacob’s hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. Genesis 32:25 (ESV)
I think of this and I imagine the pain we go through as believers on the journey of following the Father’s heart. We sometimes will walk through the pain of rejection, the pain of losing someone dear to us, the pain of losing something we had once held on to and was becoming a god in our lives, the pain of just staying and looking unto the Father despite the season we are in, the pain of waiting when it feels like every other person is on the ‘move’. All this is so that the Father will be glorified in and through us
When we keep on with the Father regardless of the pain, we find that a portal is opened unto us to comfort others wherein we have been comforted. (2 Corinthians 1:4). We also find out that there is a rise in our hunger and thirst for the Lord because we have chosen to rise above pain.
Pain has never been an easy thing but we might not value the level God is taking us to if we do not walk through such seasons, we might have a sense of entitlement and pride in ourselves, thinking its our power or our strength that has brought us to such place.
You might be at a point in your life where the Lord is giving you an instruction to let go of something or someone but you feel its so hard to do, remember that Jacob went through worse and was giving the Trophy of the blessing that spanned through his generation, remember Jesus too in the garden of Gethsemane sweating blood, weeping and wishing the cup could pass through him but still went ahead to conquer death.
Bulk of the seasons of pain we walk through is not for us but for nations who will walk through that same issue and will look up to us for the wisdom we learnt in the season. What you are holding onto is nothing compared to the glory that lies ahead,
I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18 (NIV)
We pray for you that the needed strength to walk through this season of your life is granted onto you in Jesus name. Amen
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Have a blessed week ahead!