There Will Be Pain
Posted on June 24, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
Is there anyone out there that knows someone who has not suffered some kind of pain in their life? I don’t! we all have those moments that we hit a little bump in the road. Sometimes it’s a huge pothole, a hill, or even a mountain that seems impossible to climb. this week we lost another colony grad that just couldn’t get himself over that mountain in front of him. Over the years I was blessed to share my story and he shared his with me. His demons were many and deep. Many tried to help but now he is in the loving arms of our Lord and savior.
2 Cor. 1:8 Paul writes, “we are under great pressure, far beyond our ability to endure, so that we despair even of life”
Sure, we all have hit that roadblock. But our loving God is bigger and greater than anything man can throw in front of us. Life’s challenges are not brought about to bring us down, they are meant to make us stronger in our walk. They are a teaching tool that we can use when others are going through a similar situation. Trusting that God that the pain is there for only a short time and there are green pastures over that mountain. “God will not put before me more than I can bear”
God sometimes put before us those roadblock, hills, valleys mountains, and even a slight bump in the road to get our focus back on him and what he truly has planned for our lives. I know of no one that likes pain in their world. But it will come or has come into your life. And the Bible begins and ends with pain. Adam and Eve leaving the garden and then to lose a son to the others hand. Joseph being sold by his brothers. Noah being the only family left on earth. Abram leaving his country. Jacob and Esau at odds, David, Samson, Jeremiah, Nehemiah Isaiah, Daniel, and few hundred others that saw pain in their life. But they all also shared one other thing. There faith and trust in the lord god almighty. And when the end comes, we will see the glory of God the Father. “He will wipe every tear from there eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed Rev. 21:4
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full-time staff member serving anyone who’s hungry in the Food Service Department. He is married to Shirley Holmes-Breault who volunteers at the Colony of Mercy at the intake office. Robert and Shirley love the beach, Schroon Lake and their 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
Think About This: “God will look to every soul like its first love because He is its first love.” – C.S. Lewis
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. –Acts 4:13
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.