Chasing Pain

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8 Responses

  1. Captain Kevin says:

    I really needed this today!! Thank you, Michael. I love you!!!

  2. Michael says:

    God bless you CK…you know all this better than I do.
    Love you too, my friend.

  3. Paige says:

    Amen. To know Him, the power of the resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death .

  4. Duane Arnold says:

    Michael

    I read this and thought, “He has the right name, all he needs are the big bushy eyebrows”.
    High praise, indeed…

  5. Michael says:

    Thank you, Duane…I can’t reach that height,but I can learn from him.

    I couldn’t get this finished for days…the Irenaeus quote you gave me got us home… 🙂

  6. BrianD says:

    🙂

  7. John 20:29 says:

    good topic to think on… God allows His children to experience both and for a variety of reasons…
    when it comes to raising children – as humans our instinct is to shelter our children, but…
    how much pain and suffering is a learning experience? when to intervene? i’m not very good at this…

  8. judy says:

    Hey, Michael: I feel for you. I have also had deep chronic pain that didn’t allow me to walk or even move some days. I have gotten past that now and have entered a new stage of suffering as it seems that suffering is sometimes what God uses to temper and mature us. I want to resist it, but there is no resisting. I guess I will walk through it and see what I have become when I come out the other side. But in the midst of it, God is still good. He still provides. He still loves and touches.

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