The degree of which we face the pain of recovery is the degree we will recover

Romans 8:14 (AMPC) 14 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.

When we want healing in our lives we have to follow the holy spirit, stop running from things, and start confronting what we need to in order to heal. There are different types of pain. There’s pain in staying the same and never changing, but there is also pain in confronting what needs to be confronted in order to experience change and growth in life.

Joshua 1:8-9 (AMPC) This Book of the Law shall not depart out of your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, that you may observe and do according to all that is written in it. For then you shall make your way prosperous, and then you shall deal wisely and have good [a]success. Have not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

We many times hide from the pain in our lives. When we are hiding and blocking people out of our lives because of past hurts we are continuing to hurt and isolate not only ourselves personally, but also our spiritual growth. If we had ants in our kitchen we would not just look at them and then walk away. We would do whatever it is we can to get rid of the ants so we don’t have to deal with them in the future. Sometimes we get rid of them and they come back and we have to treat the kitchen for ants again. When we confront pain in our lives it is just like those ants. We can’t expect the pain from the past or current to go away by ignoring it, we have to deal with the pain. Sometimes we see impacts of the painful past creep up again once we thought we have dealt with it – if that happens, then go back to your foundation – the Word of God, and continue in restoration for your life.

Deuteronomy 31:6 (AMPC) Be strong, courageous, and firm; fear not nor be in terror before them, for it is the Lord your God Who goes with you; He will not fail you or forsake you.

Sometimes we have to go through pain to get out of pain. Healing doesn’t magically occur, it is a process that we must endure. The degree of which we face the pain of recovery is the degree we will recover.

Romans 5:4 (AMPC) And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of [a]character (approved faith and [b]tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] [c]joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. 

If you would like to accept Jesus as your savior, and you are not quite sure how, it is as simple as saying a prayer to God letting Him know you are ready to accept Him into your life. Say this prayer if you would like to invite Jesus to live in your heart:

Father God, I love you and believe in you. I need you Lord and I am sorry for my sins and the way that I live. Lord, I want you in my life. I receive Jesus as my savior and Lord. I believe that Jesus died for me and rose from the dead. Lord take me as I am and make me the way you want me to be. God, thank you for saving me and being with me on my journey. I am looking forward to my journey with you Lord. I know you will equip me for my journey and I am glad I have you by my side as I walk this walk of Life. Thank you Lord, I love you. Amen

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About lisajohnson401

My true belief is that the best way to preach is by our actions and not our words. However, we need some daily inspiration to keep us on our path. We as Christians have a responsibility not to judge others by our words but to show the love of Christ by loving them where they are at on their personal journey in life...and if they never turn their life over to Christ, continue to love them for who they are - after all God does.
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