Wednesday, June 11, 2014

THE BURDEN OF PAIN

In one way of another, we all are hurting. Every person on earth carries his own burden of pain.

When you are deeply hurt, no one can shut down the inner fears and deepest agonies. The best of friends cannot understand the battle you are going through or the wounds inflicted upon you.

Is there a balm for a broken heart? Is there healing for those deep, inner hurts? Can the pieces be put back together and the heart be made even stronger? Yes! Absolutely yes! If not, then God’s Word would be a hoax and God Himself would be a liar. That cannot be!

God did not promise you a painless way of life but He promised you “a way of escape.” He promised to help you bear your pain. He promised strength to put you back on your feet when weakness makes you stagger.

Our loving Father said, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).

Your heavenly Father watches over you with an unwavering eye. Every move is monitored; every tear is bottled. He identifies with your pain and feels every hurt. He will not permit your hurt to deteriorate your mind. He will never allow you to drown in your tears and He promises to come, right on time, to wipe away those tears and give you joy for mourning.

Your have the ability to make your heart rejoice and be glad in the Lord. God’s eye is on you—and He commands us to rise up and shake off all those fears that are causing doubt.

“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry” (Psalm 34:15).