Why do we cry out in pain? Why are we more willing to give into deep heartache, rather than rise above it? Maybe we have the wrong outlook, on what we are facing at the time. Could it be that we aren't seeing these moments, in the same way Jesus did, when He gave His all for us? One thing I've come to see; is that Jesus wasn't focused on the suffering; but rather, what would come out of all the suffering. Maybe that's what we're doing wrong. Maybe we are just so caught up in what is bringing us low; that we are blinded by what could come out of these painful times....for the glory of God.
As I look back on my life...it seems that the only memories that come to the surface of my thoughts, are the ones that hurt deeply. Even to this day...the pain continues on, like a faucet that continually drips. When will all this pain end? When will the tears stop flowing...and when will I experience something better; then what life has been, for so many years of my life?
Do I truly know what it is to see these moments of affliction, through the eyes of my creator? Don't I realize that the One who made me still has control over every moment of my life? Sometimes, I think a person just needs to slow down and think on the thoughts that seem to be overtaking the mind. Lord...help us all to walk through these difficult times...as you as our example...for you were able to look beyond the pain and ridicule, to see what you were going through it for. Lord...help me, to also see through those eyes; that walked that long journey to Calvary. "I love you Jesus! Let these weak moments be exchanged for your perfect strength; that I may continue to follow the path that you have set before me...and may my thoughts be fixed even more, on the good that comes out these painful moments! One thing I know Lord...you've ALWAYS been faithful to me...and I can't help but believe that you will once more be faithful, as I face these difficult times in my life...AMEN!!"
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