Monday, February 21, 2011

Feel the Pain

I woke up with a migraine today. Hated it. Took some meeds to feel
better. Then I began to think about how much we want to kill pain. I'm
not just talking about something like a headache, but the pains of
life (finances, death, illness, persecution and so on). We want
everything to be fine. We want to be happy all the time. We don't want
pain. And you are probably asking, the problem with that is…

Have you ever heard of CIPA? It's a condition called Congenital
Insensitivity to Pain with Anhidrosis. It affects close to 2 dozen
Americans…not many. For those who have it, they hate it. CIPA is the
inability to feel any nerve related sensations and that they cannot
sweat. Someone who cannot sense heat or cold or even know they need to
go to the bathroom. You can't feel heat…you may get burned. You can't
feel cold…you may experience hypothermia. You can't sweat…you may
experience a heat stroke.

Ever been eating food and bite your tongue. It hurts. Then a few
moments later, you bite it again. What if you didn't feel it the first
time? The damage that is caused when we can't experience pain is

James 1:2-4 tells us that we should consider our trials, our pains,
all joy or pure joy. Pure joy? Yes, pure joy. The pains of this life
(not broken bones or hurt heads, but broken lives and hurt hearts) are
there for a reason and a purpose. No addiction will kill those pains.
Only God will allow you to recover from the pain. He is the medicine
we need. When you have pains, and you will, consider it pure joy
because your faith is being developed as you trust in God.

all about Christ,


  1. I heard this same thing in a messege yesterday- it is through the pain that we recognize our need for the Lord and his healing as well- gayle

  2. Gayle,

    I love it when God uses many to share the same message! I don't know if you are hurting or you know someone who is, but know that God is at work, even if you can't feel or see Him. May He reveal Himself to you today. The pain is worth it.