Well, it is a four letter word, but it is not a bad four letter word. There is a very good book about pain by Dr. Paul Brand called, "The Gift of Pain".
Why does God allow pain? Dr. Brand helped me understand that pain can be a positive influence in our lives. Pain actually means, "Stop what you are doing. Get help. NOW."
Whether our pain is physical, emotional, or spiritual, it is telling us:
1. Stop what we are doing.
2. Take an evaluation of the pain. Is it because of growth? Is it because of harm?
3. Get help. A doctor, a counsellor, God.
Your pain is not your enemy. It is an alarm built in by your Creator, because He loves you.
Praying today for:
The state of New Hampshire
The nation of North Korea
Remember, Nana loves you!!!