Can pain be a blessing? It pains me to say it, but yes, it can be.

Can pain be a blessing? It pains me to say it, but yes, it can be.


It’s one thing to say that God is a healer when you are not sick. Its easy to believe that He is right? It’s a whole different ballgame when you are sick.
In another example, it’s easy to know that He is a way-maker when you’re not lost is a different kind of “knowing” for those times when you are lost. It’s one thing to say that God is a provider when your refrigerator is full. It’s a whole other type of knowing when your refrigerator is empty. 
In my young years as a follower of Jesus, I’ve come to the hard realization that God allows crisis situations in our lives because in them, we discover God in a way we have never known Him before. When He wants to move you to a new level of intimacy with Him, He will typically use a crisis. Not always, but typically. For example, when the Israelites fled Egypt on their way to the Promised Land, God allowed them to run into a closure in their path—He allowed them to get pushed up against the Red Sea. But in allowing them to reach the end of themselves, He also allowed them to witness what He could do when there were no more options on the table (read this amazing story in Exodus 14). He can do the same for you. He will, if you trust Him. God does some of His best work when our backs are up against the wall. Our challenge in this very moment is to let Him use the crisis we’re in to show us His power, His presence, and His ability to turn our situation around.

I know it doesn’t feel like it, but the purpose of the trials and crisis in your life is often to really get you to cry out to God and then see Him come to your deliverance. When this happens, you get to know His power, His presence, His purpose at a higher level than ever before. You come to know God in ways you could never know Him when life is simply comfortable.

While most of us (including myself) assume all blessings include favor and things going well, God tells us and shows us that He can also bless us through pain.

Read that again: He can also bless us through pain.

A downturn in your life situation can actually be a blessing that puts you on the path to an upturn.
A downturn in your life situation can actually be a blessing that puts you on the path to an upturn.
A downturn in your life situation can actually be a blessing that puts you on the path to an upturn.
I wrote that three times for a reason. Returning to our Exodus story…it was in the added stress on the Israelites’  work,  as slaves in Egypt, that caused them to cry out to God. This  caused Him to respond to their cry and ushered in their eventual freedom and establishment as their own nation.
Never look at your crisis as merely a negative thing that you must endure. Many crises are positive things disguised as pain. They are God—reaching in and placing you on a pathway to your purpose. 

Gene

Please follow and like us:
error

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *