your pain has purpose

>> March 31, 2011

If it's that church family that was part of your core team and walked out - your pain has purpose.

If it was the friend that betrayed you - let it go - your pain has purpose.

If it was the member that stirred up half of the congregation against your husband - your pain has purpose.

If it was the deacon or board member that seemed to not get the picture and made life hell on earth - there was pain in your purpose.

If it was the finance committee, Woman's Ministry Leader or Youth Pastors wife that caused drama - your pain has purpose.

If the church split almost caused a split in your marriage - your pain has purpose.

If you just found your husband has been dealing with the pressures of ministry by doing XYZ and you don't know how to help him, what to do, who to turn to.... your pain has purpose.

What you have gone through, what you are going through, what you are facing next, remember - your pain has purpose. Every test, every trial, every hardship, has pain associated. But I want to encourage you to handle it differently this time. Grow from it. Don't waste your trial.

When the pressure is on and we are hard-pressed, we can allow character development to take place. We can find a resolve from the depths of our soul that we will not give up or give in. If you are in standing position and are being pressed, literally someone/something will take you to your knees then to your face. Make it on your knees before God and on your face in His presence.

Know that tomorrow holds another day. That a new day is on the horizon.

Know that while God didn't send all the craziness happening in your life; He can and WILL use it. There can be glory in your story when it's all said and done.

Confront what you need to conquer. Don't waste your trail.

If you are down in the dumps, and you just don't understand why you are facing the situation you are in - if all you can say is "God you are my Good Shepherd, my Chief Shepherd and my Great Shepherd" - then hold onto that.

God wants you to cling to hope. If you feel like you are at a bottom of a pit, reach up and grab the rope of hope. I love you, am praying for you and just wanted to remind you that there is purpose that will make you stand stronger, taller and with a smile on your face.
I'm praying you find it.

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Rebecca March 31, 2011 at 7:17 PM  

Thank you, Veronica...I needed that word today...

Veronica Brown April 6, 2011 at 12:39 AM  

Hey Rebecca! :) I will be praying for you!

Thanks Coffee_Pot! :)

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