| ||"Suffering overcomes the mind's inertia, develops the thinking power, opens up a new world, and drives the soul to action." Anthony Evans.|
Pain isn't permanent (doesn't last forever)
Pain has a purpose (does lead to a new place)
"I remember my affliction and my wandering, the bitterness and the gall. I will remember them, and my soul is downcast within me. YET this I call to mind and therefore I have HOPE: BECAUSE of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassion never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion (MY EVERYTHING!); THEREFORE, I will wait for Him." Lam. 3:19-24
I can remember when my soul has been downcast within me. Last year about September -- a difficult fall and then finding out about our baby and the cyst.
But because of the Lord's love, I was not consumed! Praise Him! And to come on the other side of it and proclaim: The Lord is my Everything!" therefore I have hope~
Waiting -- For years and years I prayed for something -- for God to do a particular thing. This year it has been fulfilled. My rejoicing is continual, my thanksgiving ... I think of it everyday ... how God has fulfilled my hearts longing and prayer.
The years of waiting and praying seemed very long. Pain does have a purpose. Waiting has a purpose. It does lead us to a new place. A new place with God.
The other day Morgan was trying on the earrings out of my drawer in my room. When she got to this pink pair she ran to the mirror and looked at them. She turned to me and said, "I am going to the front door to wait for daddy to come home so he can see me in these earrings!"
I went to the living room and opened the door for her. Here she is WAITING for her daddy by the front screen:
She saw purpose in her waiting. And so she was content to wait.
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