Is there a reason for our pain? It’s hard to see clearly sometimes, even if we know that there is a purpose for our life. In the midst of whatever we are going through it is so much easier to cling to the present pain instead of trusting that there IS a better tomorrow coming.
My name is Megan, and I am a Transgender Christian woman. I have blogged before and told my story, and while I will most certainly be writing it again, that isn’t my purpose for tonight.
My hope is that if you are struggling with something this evening, you will read this and be comforted. First, please know that you are not alone- not even for an instant. I promise I am not being cliché, the fact is that our Father in Heaven is always looking out for us.
Psalms 34:18 – “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
1 Peter 5:9-10 “Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Christian leader Jerry Bridges said “God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor an ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. he always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29)”
This does not mean that we will be painless in our lives, nor that we will never experience suffering. What we CAN be assured though, is that what we are going through has a purpose and that He is always with us.
It doesn’t matter what your situation is. The same thing applies to any and all. Please know that I am speaking as someone who has/is/will endured pain. I am not perfect, I do not always remember to trust in the middle of my circumstances. However we serve a God that is faithful, forgiving, and forever with us. How comforting is that?
This is just a short post tonight- hopefully I will have time tomorrow to write some more.