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, â€œRenata, do not grow weary, this too shall pass. Put your hope in Me.â€
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?