When Faith Meets Suffering, Part 8
Why, oh why, does the truth have to hurt? Is this why so many run from it?
Thanks for joining us for When Faith Meets Suffering, Part 8. Again we want to emphasize that we realize Social Media is all about the “happy” side of life, and this may seem like a real bummer, but the author wants to share from the side of pain, because pain is a part of real life, but also, she is claiming God’s victory in this season of suffering and will be just as transparent about the victory as she has been about the season of suffering. Let’s get back to where we left off.
He had continued to text her, call her and she stayed in the dance, unknowingly dancing a dysfunctional dance and following his lead. She had drawn a boundary, crossed it herself, and now felt completely confused.
She picked up her phone, remembering one of her prayer partners had sent her a link that they had said would help her in this painful time.
She clicked on it and as soon as she saw the first line, she couldn’t stop reading.
“Sometimes things get worse before they get better. What at first seems very negative and painful actually becomes the catalyst for a breakthrough. “
Oh, Abba, let this come true in my life right now…
She continued to read:
“It could be a relational or personal blowup like:
She continued to read the other instances that could cause a personal blowup, including getting fired from a job, exposure of a sin, burnout, disillusionment, getting arrested, anxiety attacks/nervous breakdown, and financial crisis.
As she looked at the list, she almost wished she could trade her broken marriage for any of them. She continued to read from the link.
“I don’t believe it is God’s “Plan A” for us to go through a painful experience in order to grow, but He can use it powerfully because:
Thanks for joining me in this painful journey; I can’t wait to share the victory with you that I know is coming and backed by His Word!