TODAY’S INSPIRIATION: INVISIBLE PAIN
I knew I was in trouble when the pain went above my tolerance level. I have always had a high tolerance for pain! I knew something was wrong when the pain began to move from my wrist to my ankles, from shoulders to my chest, from head to toes. And finally, my entire body. I knew something was wrong when two days of pain became four days and four days became weeks. And four years later, it is still hard to explain to people a pain that never goes away. A pain that affects your entire body and that can sometimes get so bad it is hard to breath! What do you say when they say, well you look like there is nothing wrong? Some days you just want to curl up in bed and medicate. So, you hide it most of the time. I am not sharing this because I want pity, I passed the pity party stage a long time ago. I now only have Holy Ghost parties! I am sharing this again because someone is dealing with their own pain, and it may not be physical. Someone is hurting on the inside, and it is invisible on the outside. It could be the pain of depression, the pain of divorce, the pain of loneliness, financial pain, the pain of addiction, or the pain of losing a love one. Whatever it may be, I want you to know that God will sustain you. When the pain is unbearable, when you cannot move, when you just want to give up. Do. Not. Give. Up. Instead pray. Give God the pain, and then trust Him, not your feelings. You can call me crazy, but I refuse to accept defeat, in spite of a diagnosis. I refuse to accept defeat because of what my bank account looks like! I refuse to accept defeat because someone walked out of my life! I just refuse to accept defeat! We serve a God who is greater than any diagnosis, circumstance, or problem! We serve a God who can and will kick their butt! If we trust Him. I choose to live by God's promises, no matter what it looks or feels like! We must breakdown the strongholds of satan against our bodies, our finances, and our families. Greater is He who lives in us than he who lives in this world. We must trust God through the good, bad, and the ugly. When everything is going good in our life, we thank God and praise Him. We should do the same when things are going bad. We should glorify God and trust in Him because we know He is our help in times of trouble. He will either remove it, restore it, or give us the strength to endure it. What He will not do is leave or forsake us! I know the struggle is real, but so is our God! You may not see the light at the end of the tunnel right now. You may feel that you cannot stand any longer, that is ok, just kneel. Keep praying, keep fasting. Sometimes God does not answer in our way or our time, but He answers in the best way and at the best time! Sisters and brothers do not give up when it is raining, or you will not see the sunshine when it comes.
Love and Blessings….
“For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had.” (John 5:4)
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
“For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
“Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4)
“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (2 Corinthians 12:9)
“Be ye strong therefore and let not your hands be weak: for your awork shall be rewarded.” (2 Corinthians 15:7)
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)