Having dwelt among God’s people for many years, I have seen their sorrow and their pain. Pain is often of a physical nature, many times emotional and spiritual, sometimes both. We feel badly for the suffering of others and cannot help but want to try and bring some comfort to them. In the church, we share in these pains by visiting one another, comforting one another, and praying for one another. Pain is part of all our experience. The following was a recent and very personal part of my own experience of very serious physical pain. The Lord brought certain scriptures to my mind wherein I found comfort and a song spilled forth from my heart. I share it to encourage others, and try to bring some comfort, in their own suffering of pain.
(written very early on the morning of June 23, 2015)
Sometimes we suffer, but the Lord gives comfort. Thoughts for this morning after a long night of pain.
Job 33:19 He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and the multitude of his bones with strong [pain]:
Rev 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
When Pain Shall End.
Though we suffer now for a time,
One day the Lord will take all that away.
Blessed are they that endure for a time,
In patience waiting for the glory to come.
We know that our life is such a short time,
Much of it is spent in the battle fray.
But God shall say, now it is time,
In bright glory His Son shall come.
The angel shall declare no more is time!
And my Lord shall say come away!