Pain. Is it really Gain?

There was a story told to me about a young girl who was seemingly blessed with the ability to feel no pain. She could get scratched, cut, bruised, but she felt nothing. Her parents innately felt blessed because they would not have to take care of all the typical children “cuts and bruises”. But they were rudely awakened.

The young girl burnt herself for a prolonged period of time on a stove, until she had burnt all the flesh off of her fingers. Later the girl, because she could feel no pain, plucked out her own eye.

you see, pain, is a wonderful thing. It’s a sensor that’s lets us know that something is no good for us. That we weren’t supposed to have done that.

“More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope and, hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”

Next time you feel like the pain you’re experiencing was meant to cripple you, change your mindset to “maybe this pain is supposed to teach me to stay away from this type of circumstance. Or, maybe this pain was meant to get me on a different track.”

Reevaluate your thinking.

Much Love and God Bless!

ZV

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http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans+5%3A3-5&version=ESV

http://www.dailyintheword.org/content/eternal-hope-through-scriptures

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