Sunday, October 24, 2010

Praying Through Pain

Praying. Sometimes it's the only thing between sanity and madness when you're in pain. Laying your pain at the throne of God and allowing Him to do with it as he pleases, is a study of faith.

I'm sure you remember the scripture in the Bible about Paul asking the Lord to take away his thorn.
2 Corinthians 12:7-9 says,
"'To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassingly great revelations, there was given me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. \But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.'

I am not Paul, I have not heard the voice of Jesus in a bright light, I have not written books in the Bible or lived a life worthy of God.  If the Lord chose to leave this thorn in Paul's flesh (we don't know what that thorn is, but I can tell you if he had back and spine issues, that is truly a thorn) but we do know it was horrible enough that he asked the Lord to take it from him three times.

I have asked the Lord to heal my back more than three times.  It's been countless times.  There was a time in my life when I would have cried and wondered why the Lord didn't heal me.  I would have been depressed and non-functional.  Now, I know . . . it's not MY will but GOD'S will that I must yield to.  He may or may not chose to heal me, but I'm not going to give up praying about it or asking others to pray for me, either.  After all, that's what faith is all about.  Asking God because I have faith that He is who He says He is! He is our great physician, our creator, our Lord.  In Him I will rest and put my faith.

God bless you - Julie


  1. I know what you're saying. I believe if it wasn't for God's grace, I would go insane. But God gets me through each day, one day at a time. I will continue to ask for healing and thank Him for getting me through another day. I know this sounds weird, and i wouldn't wish pain on anyone, but it's nice to know there are others out there who understand how I feel. People who don't suffer from this type of pain have no idea what we go through each day.




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