“But none of these things move me, nor do I count my life dear to myself, so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God” Acts 20:24
For those whose lives are hit with a crisis that turns into a chronic pain lifestyle, this verse should be what we keep before us as the goal in accepting what we may not be able to change, for a season, or for an extended lifestyle. Pain does have purpose but most of the time our first priority is to get out of pain and we search the many different options afforded us; sometimes to no avail. Pain should not stop us, only reorient our hearts with Heaven, our eternal home. If pain comes and makes a home in your body and soul, then we need to reflect on God’s Plan:
. God has a PURPOSE, He never moves without purpose or plan.
. God has the PERSPECTIVE, He sees things from the perspective of eternity.
. God has a PROGRAM, says suffering is part of the plan and not to be avoided.
Our choices in responding to pain can make a huge difference in the level of pain we live with. Pain can redirect our priorities and thinking. Renewing our minds can bring peace, calm, rest, and can influence how our physical bodies fight pain naturally through paths that our Creator has made within the body. Follow the path of one person that learned the deeper secrets to accepting pain as a “friend” and finding the Biblical prescription for pain. It will not be found in a hurry, but help is available to anyone that truly wants to endure hardness as a soldier of Jesus Christ. Eternal benefits are available now!!