Pain is Good

How many  times do we complain about pain?  How much do we regret having to suffer about anything?  Countless times.  How many times do we appreciate these times of sorrow?  Rarely.  This is because we lack the full understanding of the meaning of pain.  Some people claim that pain is the proof of God’s nonexistence.  In a shallow mind, I think, this makes perfect sense.  But if you go deeper in pondering about the meaning of circumstances in life, then pain develops a different, unusual purpose.  In actuality,  pain proves the existence of God.  Let me explain.  Using a more practical example, doctors use symptoms to determine an accurate diagnosis and treat the disease or disability effectively.  These symptoms often include pain.  When we have a headache, fever, or other similar “sufferings”, it is a way for our bodies to say something is wrong and requires attention.  In the same way, when our bills are too high, when our loved ones distant from us, when we lose our jobs, something needs to be done.  In a deeper sense, when we suffer diseases, low self esteem, and depression, we need to reconsider the way we are living and make a change.  And, I believe, all the times this requires bringing people together, either doctors, counselors, friends, and family.  The closer we are, the better we are off.  We have been created to support each other, not to be isolated.  How do we do that?  Jesus taught us how to do that when he said  “Love one another as I have loved you” in John 15:12, and in Mathew 5 he introduced to us how to live the Kingdom of Heaven which is directly related to how to live with others. Paul confirms this in his letter to Ephesians, chapter 5:21 by saying “Submit to one another”.  This is not just another Bible study about “love”, it is an invitation to view how pain can help us to bring us all together again.  When crisis comes, people tend to seek for help.  This is what God wants us to do.  This is how it is done in Heaven.  When we are content and everything goes our way, we tend to be self centered, isolated, and greedy.  Admit it.  But when our security is shaken, our self serving tendencies and pride are dropped because we are exending our arms out reaching for help.  It unites us. Pain is Good.


About Noel

I am a person who has realized that the teachings of Jesus are centralized in the genuine care and service of others. I have evolved from fundamentalism to a moderate spiritual approach. I am a reflecting person who has grown to not fear doubt but to embrace it as a means to growth and increasing closeness to God. View all posts by Noel

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