By Toni Nicole Roberts
As Christians, we often declare to believe God. But when trials and painful situations come our way, we tend to give up on what we say we believe. When things are good we trust God, but when we start to experience trials and pain we migrate from believing. This is because we don’t think it’s possible for God to love us and still allow us to experience pain.
It is important to understand that pain, pressure, and suffering are all a part of the process of destiny and God’s love for us. When we find ourselves in places of pain, it puts pressure on us. In the pressing, we produce!
God’s love, His plan, and His promises for our lives are still present even in the midst of our pain. We must continue to trust and believe in God who created us with purpose and loves us with an everlasting love.
Sometimes we need the pain to discover strength. Sometimes we need the pain to remind us to depend on God. Sometimes we need the pain to put pressure on us to produce what God has put in us. Sometimes the pain is all a part of the process to God’s plan for our lives!
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. (1Peter 5:10 KJV)
Toni Nicole Roberts