Pain can awaken a profound sense of meaning and purpose. My brothers and sisters, finding purpose in pain is an essential part of healing. You may never understand “why” such pain accrued; indeed, the randomness of life can be maddening. But deciding how you choose to live despite your painful experience is critically essential to living a life through the spectrum of God’s purpose.
Approximately 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ willingly bore incomprehensible pain for all of us and as believers we have the benefit of forgiveness, healing, deliverance, and eternal salvation, which was God’s purpose behind Christ’s pain. John 9:1-3 and 11:1-4 record Christ’s testimony that suffering can come to us so that God might ultimately be glorified through us!
I whole heartedly believe purpose is always somewhere within the pain of our suffering. That purpose may not be particularly obvious or even a purpose directed at us, although it very well can be. But that purpose can also be a living and learning message from God through us to others.
One point God’s word readily makes — beginning in Genesis and continuing through Revelation — is that ever since the beginning, God has been continuously speaking and acting with purpose toward mankind.
Beloved of God, I am sending each you an invitation to examine yourself this day, confirm any pain or suffering you find, question God if you must, but know He has a purpose planted in you that proclaims His expressed confidence that you can bear the burden He has brought or allowed to be brought to you. Pray for his guidance. Read His glorious word. Watch long and closely: Revelation and confirmation is not always immediate and obvious. If you need help, find a Bible-Christ preaching-and-teaching church where you can learn more about the presence of God’s purpose in your life. Some suffering may include pain, but all suffering comes equipped with God’s purpose!
“This is what the Lord says, He who made the earth, the Lord who formed it and established it — the Lord is His name: Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” (Jeremiah 33:2-3.)