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Purposeful Pain

Genesis 50:20 ESV
As for you, you meant evil against me, but GOD meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today.

There is purpose in everything in this life.  We may not always like the outcome of a thing, but we can praise GOD that even in the worst situations, there is always purpose.  I've been asked recently Why does GOD do this or that?  Truth is, I don't have all the answers.  I cannot tell every individual why GOD allowed a particular thing to take place in their lives.  Truth is, it has taken years for me to make sense of certain things that have happened in my life.  

Yet, I will tell you this.  That I've continued to serve and praise GOD and that in every situation GOD has brought me out better every single time.    HE has rescued me and showed forth HIS grace towards me and I will forever testify of  HIS goodness.  Yes, HE could have spared me the pain, but then I would have never understood HIS purpose, HIS love or HIS power. 

Today, I want to encourage you to stop for a moment, shift your attitude to one of praise.  Yes, even in the midst of your pain.  I can promise you the peace that comes from praise will also bring clarity on your situation.  Honor GOD past this moment.  Don't treat HIM as if HE has failed you and never been good to you a day in your life.  When the truth is that you're only in the middle of a trial; a growth opportunity.  The trial was not allowed to come into your life to break you, but to strengthen you and to prepare you for what HE has ahead of you.  

You may think I only type these words, but truth is, you wouldn't even be reading these words had it not been for the pain I've endured in this life.  It was in the pain that I truly began to understand GOD and HIS love for me.  It was in my pain that I begged HIM to give me the words to share with others and encourage them to move forward. When I realized just who GOD is, I knew that I needed to share HIS love, HIS grace, HIS mercy, HIS peace and HIS abundant blessings with the world.  The thing I found though, is that you must live the word before you can truly minister from it.  I've seen more pain than most, but I'll also praise without shame before most ever will.  I say this in all humility.  I don't think I'm any better or greater than anyone else.  I just believe GOD, I believe in HIM, I trust HIM and I will praise HIM forever.  

You may not be able to see it now, but I'm gonna ask you to adjust your sights.  Look upward to HIM and not down at your pain.  You are in the palm of GOD's hands.  So no matter what happens; no matter what this life brings, you are still in the safest place any man or woman could find themselves .  Choose today to see your pain for what it is; an opportunity for growth.  Then prepare yourself for what HE has just up ahead of you.  You're almost there.  Don't you dare give up now!

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