I have been in some pain for the past few days. This pain scares me because of what I strongly believe it is and it may be, basically just the fear of the unknown (what will happen next, where will that lead me?) But I take courage in the fact that God is always in control and no matter what the cause of my pain it will somehow be used for His Glory.
I opend up my e-mails today to find this devotional waiting on me:
"And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away." Revelation 21:4
"How would you define pain? Since 1968, the most widely used definition of pain in clinical settings is the one set forth by pain researcher Margo McCaffery: Pain is 'whatever the experiencing person says it is, existing whenever and wherever the person says it does.' In other words, no one can tell another person that they are not in pain. Pain is as unique as the individuals who profess to experience it."
"Think about any pain you may be experiencing now--relational pain, physical pain, emotional pain, spiritual pain. Regardless of the kind of pain you are experiencing now it will "soon" be over."