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Pain and God’s Lovingkindness…

Posted by on Feb 10, 2007 in discipleship | 2 comments

Have you ever thought about what God uses in your life to remind you that He is with you? Has God ever used pain to remind you of his lovingkindness? Well, God did just that for my friend, Renata, who blogs at “Nurturing Notes“. In a post called “Everlasting Lovingkindness“, she writes about how God used a painful finger to remind her of his faithfulness while she lives through a painful time in her life. Here is part of what she wrote:

Right now, because I am in the midst of such intense pain, it can be hard to ever imagine that it ever will end. So right after I asked God if the pain was ever going to stop, I bit my finger. It hurt much more and for much longer than I would have liked, but it did stop. I realized at that moment that God, in His lovingkindness, was telling me, “Renata, do not grow weary, this too shall pass. Put your hope in Me.”

So, God used a “slight” pain in her life to remind her that he is faithful during the more difficult time. Has God ever used one event in your life to teach you something that you needed in a more difficult time?


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  1. 2-10-2007

    Alan, while Scripture teaches that God will not tempt us, I have often thought that God allows us to be tempted to help us grow in maturity, but also to remind us of what we would be without Him. I shiver in horror when I think of what I could be if it had not been for the grace of God who saved my soul, and then I rejoice in his lovingkindness, which endures forever.

  2. 2-10-2007

    Maël,

    I agree. Or, as Paul said, “Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

    -Alan