Praise Him through the pain

There are times when life laughs at you, your struggles and your efforts to defeat them. We all experience times when just don’t know what to do, where to turn or wonder how we will survive. The unexpected blows life gives us knocks us off our balance leaving us tittering on its sea saw; up then down. When will this ever stop? The question that plagues our minds, hoping the end will come soon and the pain of uncertainty will stop.

The rent is due, but; you just don’t have the money. The pantry is bare and the fridge is empty. The news of a loved one gone seems to unbearable to over come, pain upon pain; no relief in sight. Where do you go? Who can help? How will you make it through? Questions flooding your mind as tears flood your pillow in the middle of the night. Does anyone understand what you are going through? Really understand that just a memory triggers a storm of emotions to arise, tears cascading like a waterfall.

Life’s challenges visit us all, they come to strengthen, wake us up, to remind us how short our time on this earth can be, to bring us back to our first love; our Creator and make us realize how important those we love are to us. It causes us to refocus our attention, reaffirm our need for a problem solver, and rededicate ourselves to a higher calling. When the enemy goes on attack against us, we realize we have strayed from our safety net; he knows we are weak without the Father.

We must look to the hills from which comes our help, open our hearts to receive His love which is waiting for us to reach out to it. All the problems of life will still come, but; the joy of the Lord will be our strength. Fears and doubt will disappear and we will learn to praise him through the pain.

My revelation as I sit by the pool of grace

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