Pain is, unfortunately, a familiar companion. We can use it to draw us closer to Christ or drive us from him. Satan does his best to convince us that God has forsaken us during our time of suffering.
Yet, we serve a Savior who traveled with the same companion. He knows our sorrows. He walks the same path. Why not allow both to travel with us?
Grab the hands of pain and the Savior and learn. The blessings from their lessons are too many to count.
166. The pain from the loss of a friend.
167. I will make my payment installment for the editing of my book tomorrow!
168. God’s grace in difficult times.
169. God’s gift in a father who listens.
170. Answers to prayer.
171. Watching my almost-2-year old enjoy the last of my healthy shake.
172. My husband helping with Sunday lunch.
173. Seeing my oldest grow and become more responsible and have a better attitude.
174. My husband helping with breakfast.
175. My boys learning to play together without bickering.
176. My oldest wrote in his thanksgiving journal without being asked a second time.
177. My almost 2-year-old “helpming”.
178. My husband praying for me and my book.
179. The pain that drives me to the arms of Jesus.
180. The lesson that this pain teaches me regarding Jesus’ response to pain.
181. I love Mesu Andrews’ “Love in a Broken Vessel!”
182. Boys happily cleaning up the kitchen after church.
183. Playing “Clue” with my 6-year-old.
186. My 6-year-old doing his devotions.