Pain. Everyone experiences pain: physical and emotional. I am referring to emotional pain which is hard to treat. You can’t take drugs for it. No one will ask what your pain rating is. And if you try to cover emotional pain with alcohol or drugs, you are technically just masking the pain, but it is still there. Its best if you feel the emotional pain, sadness and depression that comes along with it. Its not an experience everyone would like to have but they say pain will make you a stronger person. But, I am not so sure. I think it will make you bitter and cynical as one experiences more and more pain.
Here is one of my favorite poems about emotional pain.
A young lady was singing opera one day and her instructor watched and listened with excitement as she hit every note perfectly. Sitting next to the music instructor was the gentleman who wrote the opera and so she decided to share her enthusiasm with him. “She’s great, isn’t she?” She whispered. He replied, “She’ll be even better when someone comes along and breaks her heart.
” Pain is one of the inevitable experiences of human existence. Our pain is the most effective tool that God uses for growing us up spiritually. Let’s face it, we do not grow or mature unless we are being hurt. The deeper God hurts us, the more effectively He can use us. It seems unfair and unjust, but it is reality. Let me give three reasons for us to rejoice when we are hurting. First, when we hurt, God is getting our attention for our own benefit. He is trying to communicate with us. Second, when we hurt, God is preparing us for a special purpose. He is getting us ready for something that will give us fulfillment, bring goodness to someone else, and bring glory to God. Third, God has a special blessing waiting for us at the end of our hurt. Remember, nothing happens to us unless God allows it with a good purpose in mind so “…count it all joy when you fall into various trials” (Jas 1:2). Think about it.