Pain is real! It is truly real! Every human being who has ever walked this Earth, has felt pain in such real and often unmanageable doses, that life can seem unbearable at times. Tonight, I sit here… My heart feeling sad. Not sadness in a “I can’t face life kind of way”… But the pain is real nonetheless… This pain and discomfort has been real and present in my life over the past few weeks. There has been many moments of joy… but there has been some real hurt going on in this heart of mine. So… Tonight… I disappeared into my room. I realized… this heart of mine needs God in BIG doses!
I NEED God… My heart has been breaking because I haven’t been as focused on God as I usually am. My children are home… My husband is home. The holidays.. The snow. So many blessings in life are simply distracting me from quality time spent with God. So… I disappeared… Pulled up some sermons I borrowed from a good friend. I turned on some good quality worship songs. After four hours of focusing on God and His blessings… Suddenly the pain in my heart began to fade away and the only REAL thing left in this heart of mine… Was God’s amazing LOVE! His awesomeness! His unlimited power in my time of need!
Friends… I realize the only thing that is more real than our pain… Is God himself. He is REAL… So very REAL. You know what I realized tonight… The only way to manage my emotions and my pain is to take them directly to the One who is more REAL than anything in this world… in this universe… in my heart. His love is so very REAL. This hurting heart… Has just been reminded of God’s REAL and unending love. Suddenly… the pain is gone. It it’s place is true and utter praise for the Creator of the Universe. A heart of gratitude for the Giver of all good gifts. He is so very REAL in my heart. I feel Him… His love pumping hope and joy into my heart.
Friends… take it from me… God is more REAL than your pain…. and your pain is REAL to the Father who loves you greater than any of us can fathom. He has the power to heal… And He will provide strength in your heart that will allow you to face all the days of your life. In the good… the bad… and the ugly… God is there! He is REAL!!!
Isaih 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”