PAIN isn’t a nice experience to face, no matter whom or what caused the pain; we would rather be free from feeling it. But that is not the case because in life we will suffer pain in various situations which, even though it cannot be avoided will teach us valuable lessons to grow and adapt to.
But more importantly we know we can find comfort in the word of the Most high when experiencing pain. Be it physical or emotional pain everything we face in life is written in the word to help us seek the wisdom we need to handle tough situations that come our way. Bible verses and prayer can help with inner peace which is important, when living life rather than to always have troubles and stress.
ALWAYS REMEMBER PAIN IS BEST DEALT WITH VIA PRAYER, PRAYER IS OUR OWN COMMUNICATION TO THE MOST HIGH TO ASK FOR HELP AND DRAW NEARER TO HIM. BECAUSE WE CANNOT HANDLE ALL THAT WE FACE IN LIFE ALONE. DO NOT STRUGGLE WITH EMOTIONS AND MEMORIES ALONE HE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE TO HEAR YOU AND HELP YOU.
SADLY WHEN BAD THINGS HAPPEN, IT DOES TAKE A WHILE TO OVERCOME IT AND BE YOURESELF AGAIN. BUT WITH THE RIGHT COURSE OF ACTION TAKEN AND THAT IS TO READ THE WORD AND PRAY. YOU SHALL OVERCOME IT ALL AND RECOVER FULLY TO MOVE ON AND ADAPT TO BIGGER AND BETTER.
HOPEAND COMFORT IN THE MOST HIGH
Whatever comes your way, that you cannot handle, whether it be people who hurt you or wrong decisions made. Whatever it is do not beat yourself up about it, because at one stage you were unaware that those things or people would turn out to do such to you. Pain cannot be ignored and so has to be dealt with, there is comfort in the Most High and He will always be there to answer to our prayers. He sympathizes with us and He too, when He was here on earth endured pain and so you are not alone.
HERE ARE SOME SCRIPTURES TO HELP YOU WITH FINDING COMFORT IN THE MOST HIGH.
Psalm 18:2 The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalm 34:18 The LORD is near to the broken-hearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
NUMBERS 23:19 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
WHATEVER THE MOST HIGH SAYS WILL SURELY COME TO PASS!! BELIEVE AND HAVE FAITH YOU WILL OVERCOME WHAT YOU ARE PASSING THROUGH, MAYBE NOT NOW BUT IN TIME YOU WILL.
ZEPHANIAH 3:17 17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.
TITUS 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began. (WHAT THE MOST HIGH SAYS HE WILL DO HE SURELY DOES, HE WILL NEVER GO BACK ON HIS WORD).
JEREMIAH 29:11-12 11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
JEREMIAH 17:6-8 6 For He shall be like the heath in the desert, and shall not see when good cometh; but shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, in a salt land and not inhabited.7 Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is.8 For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.
Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
FRIENDSHIPS & PAIN
& GENUINE FRIENDSHIPS..
(LINKED TO MY OTHER POST ON FRIENDS AND BETRAYAL)
One thing we can all agree on is that not everyone we once called friends live up to the title. Yes there are good and bad friends but it’s the bad friends who change our outlook on the term friends and makes us more aware of who to let close. There are ‘friends’ who have been backstabbers, turned out to be disloyal and didn’t actually care about our well being. Poisonous friends are the most deadly, because of the false deceitful image they portray hiding an identity, which had you known to be true in the first place, wouldn’t have let them close.
This is one reason of the main reasons why I love the Bible soo much. EVERYTHING that we face is written no matter how big or small the matter is, it is all written, there is always an answer to our problems. The Bible warns us about friends as it is written in:
A friend who is as close as your own soul has the power to entice you to sin (Deut. 13:6-7):
If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of the earth.
A friend who turns against you is unbearable – much worse than an enemy (Psalm 55:12-14):
For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him: But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance. We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
And, when it comes to true friendship, the Bible implies that it doesn’t matter how many friends you have, because the amount doesn’t exempt you from getting hurt (Proverbs 18:23-24). Does not mean that ALL of them are faithful and true:
The poor useth intreaties; but the rich answereth roughly.A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.
One thing we all tend to do is trust in friends who we feel are worthy of that trust and deserve the title, deserve to be close to us and know majority of the things we are willing to share with them. But have you once stopped to think about this…..
You see how we trust some of the people we call friends based on how they are with us? Well have you seen how those same people are with other people and behind our backs too? No. But we probably feel they won’t abuse our friendships when we are not around right??
Okay look at it in another way, those same people we call friends are also friends to other people, but does it mean that the way they are with us is how they are with other people?? For all we know they may be really nasty to other people, once their backs are turned doing things that others would feel is a betrayal of their friendship. So basically just because they may be good to you does not mean that they are also good to their other friends. They may be harsh, mean, two faced, envious and rude to them. Which happens, and showed me that how someone is with you is not necessarily how they will be around other people.
It is not a good idea to ignore such because one day they may switch and do the same to you, but to avoid that being a nasty surprise to you always be on guard. But still be yourself around them just know what to share and what not to share. That way if worse comes to worse they will not have much to say about you, well depending on how long you have had that ‘friendship’ with them for.
There are people who act differently around different people, and there are others who are able to act themselves around others no matter who they are. With them there is no fake behaviour they keep it real wherever they go.
So with this in mind let us look at what a true friendship is, and thank the Most High for the true friendships we have.
True friendships are rare this we know, but what we also know is that they are possible and can happen. So when you do have those special, close friends around you whether it be two or three or a small group always thank the Most High for their lives and always do right by them. You will know you have a true friend, when they are consistent in their action and show genuine love to you, as it is written:
Wherefore is there a price in the hand of a fool to get wisdom, seeing he hath no heart to it?A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.A man void of understanding striketh hands, and becometh surety in the presence of his friend.
They care for you, support you, pray for you, encourage your goals, are honest, do not condemn you and tell you where you’ve gone wrong. There is always room for growth but one thing you know for sure is that come what may they are there for you each step of the way.
The Wounds of a Friend
‘Open rebuke is better than secret love.Faithful are the wounds of a friend; but the kisses of an enemy are deceitful. The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.’
Friendships will go through a lot, during the duration its worked on to blossom into something great. There will be good times there will be bad times, but how you both overcome those times will be the test of your friendships. One friend may be weak or going through a tough time, which will involve the other friend to step up and help that friend back to their recovery stage. Not to say it will be easy because the friend who is suffering may take it out on the other friend from time to time, but how strong and focused that friend is and how much they care, will indeed be put to the test.
Times like this we may have to get hurt whilst dealing with such situations, whereas when we are hurt our friend(s) too may get hurt whilst trying to help us resolve the problem. Doing what is right will not always be smooth sailing, friends who have a solid friendship can overcome just about anything.
However there are some friends who when you do your best to do right by them, is simply never enough for them. They will always try to create drama which doesn’t need to happen, neither does it help in anyway. Other than to create a divide between them and you, it all depends on two things, the nature of the person and how strong your friendship actually is. It is the right friends who will appreciate and acknowledge what you are doing for them and nothing less.
Laying down your life for your friends..
‘This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.’
Those that put up with your on and off days, and still stand by you wishing you nothing but the best, because they see something great in you and want to help.
Everyday won’t be good, because no one is perfect, there can be good days that get better because the friends are willing to work on it and support each other the best way they know how.
· LAYING DOWN YOUR LIFE FOR A GOOD FRIEND(S)
· SUPPORTING THEM NO MATTER WHAT
· GENUINE HAPPINESS AND LOVE
· GOOD DAYS WITH THE BAD DAYS
· STRONG FOUNDATION IN CHRIST
COMPETING AGAINST EACH OTHER
WISE WORDS FROM A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE TO ME:
‘At times you (Me) will feel weak with the work in Ministry that you are doing, but just like Elijah was always giving back, and there was no one there to feed him back, that changed once Elisha showed up. Elisha was to serve Elijah by feeding him with what was taken out of him, that no other person gave him.
So in that same way, I will be your Elisha and as others are blessed in ministry, so will I support you and the Most High bless you. Lisa you should keep giving without holding back, for nothing compares to the joy of the Most High..!!!’
THANK YOU DEAR, MOST HIGH BLESS YOU, FRIEND INDEED.
LASTLY ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT THE PEOPLE TO HAVE AROUND YOU SHOULD BE THE CONFODENCE TYPE OF PEOPLE. NOT ONLY DO THEY LOVE AND SUPPORT YOU, ARE ALWAYS THERE FOR YOU, AUTHENTIC AND UNIQUE PEOPLE. BUT ALWAYS HAVE YOUR BEST INTEREST AT HEART.
RELATIONSHIPS AND PAIN:
Abuse (PHYSICAL AND MENTAL)
Failure to act
Lack of trust