TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Praying that your life has very little pain and suffering. However, when it does come your way, you will be able to look out the window and see other’s hard times without spending so much time looking in the mirror at your own. You are an overcomer in Jesus’ name!
THE MYTH OF A LIFE WITHOUT PAIN
Remember, God doesn’t ask a question because He doesn’t know the answer. He asks for our benefit. So we’ll be forced to know and own the answer to our messed up thinking, especially where pain and suffering are concerned.
Consider these questions…
Who told you God doesn’t want you to have pain?
Who told you life is supposed to be comfortable?
Who told you times are never supposed to be hard?
Who told you Christians never get sick, fired, wrongly accused or addicted?
I see this thinking pattern a lot in Americans. Thinking that God only wants us to feel good is a bunch of Oscar Meyer!
Someone who makes a big deal out of their pain is clueless to the pain of others. Someone who thinks we are never supposed to feel pain is led by what feels good – the beast within – and not by the Spirit of God. Job, hit by the worst Satan could muster, said it best when he said,
If his sons are honored, he does not know it; if they are brought low, he does not see it. He feels but the pain of his own body and mourns only for himself.
– Job 14:21-22
In other words, the Bible declares a good way to miss the important things in life is to focus on your pain. When we wrongly think we’re not supposed to have pain, we tend to have a meltdown when the walk God sets before us begins to hurt. We miss the good when we focus on the bad.
TODAY IS A GOOD DAY TO CONFRONT THAT WAY OF THINKING. TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR THOUGHTS AND GET RID OF THE MESS IN YOUR MIND. KNOW THIS: PAIN IS A PART OF HUMAN LIFE, AND THAT’S THE TRUTH.
From my book: SOUL INVASION