Romans 15:4 For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (NIV)
When you are in physical pain, you must refuse to let the physical pain do anything to you. You must refuse to lose contact with God. With your will, although your pain may be intense, refuse to knuckle under to the pain. In your mind, think of God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit, Christ’s earthly father Joseph, and the Virgin Mary standing all around you. In spite of your pain, visualize this group standing around you. Now, as you are surrounded in love, imagine all of them placing their hands upon you, infusing you with their healing power. Imagine they are all giving you the power to push past your pain.
To deal with your physical pain, you must have a “refuse to lose” tough-mindedness so when the pain tries to make you lose contact with God and with others, you refuse to lose contact with Him. To deal with your physical pain, you must do everything to push past the barrier pain places between you and God. The physical pain may still be with you, but the pain will be a non-entity when it comes to hurting your heart, hurting your feelings, hurting your relationships, and as a demoralizing factor when you push past the pain.
Once you have pushed past the pain…
Now you must “get to God”.
Although we are going to talk about “getting to God”, spiritually speaking, we do not “get to God.” In every possible way, in our walk with God, we are to let God come into our heart, mind, and soul rather than forcing ourselves upon Him. However, if we have to deal with physical pain, we will, just for the sake of our discussion, think about “getting to God.”
Physical pain is a separator. We must push past the pain separator. Once we have pushed past the pain separator we can then make full spiritual contact with God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son, the Holy Spirit, Christ’s earthly father Joseph, and the Virgin Mary, as we place God’s insulation between us and our pain. God’s insulation is His infinite love. God’s insulation is His hope for endless tomorrows. God’s insulation is His promise of eternal life in Christ Jesus.
Reposted from Daily Inspirations