“But this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.” ( John 9:3 ). In so many ways, growing up has taught me that The Lord sometimes uses pain to display His power. And what a powerful thing that is. In the midst of despair it’s easy to close the doors and shut the world out. Our vision can become blinded to what beauty lies ahead. This happens to me too often. Adversity strikes and I shut down. Why? Because its the easy route. It’s much easier to fall into the dark pit, instead of taking the pain we are facing and looking past it; persevering. People are always saying, “why do bad things happen to good people?”, and the answer to that is a lot more simple than we would think. The answer is in what Jesus said up above; The Lord uses pain for a divine purpose. Jesus himself is the prime example. God, The Father, gave His own son to die for each and everyone of us. Jesus experienced the ultimate suffering, pain in its prime. But the Lord used his death to proceed with his divine purpose for all of us.
When you take the steps to follow Christ, no one tells you it will be easy. In fact, we are told that we will experience pain, but not to fear because Jesus has overcome the world. Take peace in these words, for you are set free.
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” – Romans 8:18