And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Romans 5:3-4 NKJV
As my daughter and I played outside one afternoon, she tripped over her own feet and fell to her knees.
In the following days, my daughter got upset when she saw the scab developing on her knee. She begged me to take it away. I explained how scabs work, insisting I could not take her scab away and that it was a sign her body was healing.
God can’t keep us from all the pain in the world. The Bible teaches we will face pain, trials, and tribulations. But in our moments of pain, God is there for us. He can heal and restore us. Just as He did my daughter’s skinned knee, He can heal our wounds and restore our soul. It doesn’t matter if it's a physical, emotional, or spiritual wound—or a combination. He can heal them all. He may not take the wounds away, but He will be there with us as we endure them, providing strength and hope for us to take one step at a time.
Through prayer and scripture reading, God can help us persevere through the pain. While pursuing God, He gives us hope as we learn to trust His plan. Giving our pain to God allows Him to restore us and gives us a way to share His hope with others. Then our story can become an example of God’s grace, mercy, and hope for all who put their trust in Him.
Lean into God and let Him work on you as He gives hope and healing.
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Casey Wayne is a regular contributor for Inspire Within, writing a monthly faith-based article. She also shares her heart for the Lord through her Faith and Family Instagram account @peace.of.faith. As a stay-at-home Mom of two toddlers, she loves to share her journey of faith through her writing.
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