SEPTEMBER 14, 2013 – THE PAIN CONTINUES – What do you do when the pain continues? Do you curl up and die, do you fight for your life, or do you bend your knee and cry your eyes out? May I suggest that you do all three? The Lord desires all three of these things, as you walk through the pains of this world. He wants you to curl up, like a newborn babe into His arms, and He wants you to completely die to your ‘self’ in order that He can truly shine through you. Through this pain that you are experiencing, He is turning you into a real fighter; someone that will never give up. And through this pain, He is breaking you and teaching you to bow down to His Sovereignty. It’s okay to experience the pain. Life is a bed of roses, and as you look closely, you will see the thorns and you will feel the thorns. A crown of thorns was crushed down upon our Savior’s brow, and He was in the center of His Father’s will. The Son of God had to experience the pain, in order for God’s will to be perfected. Sometimes, my friend, we have to experience the pain too, in order for God’s will to be perfected! Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” (NKJ) It’s going to be okay – It’s God’s will!