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Pain in the Midst of Promise

Updated on December 27, 2011

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Pain In The Midst Of Promise

Why is it in order to achieve life’s goals, there’s always some pain? Who would think that God would allow you to suffer to get somewhere? Why is it hard to obtain His promises? I have asked these questions quite a few times in my quest to obtain the promises of God. What I have found is, God sends you through a testing lab, sort of.

The testing lab is your faith walk. If anyone tells you that they got their gifts and promises fulfilled with no pain…tell them God sends liars to a place in Greek language called Hades.[1] And at the present time, there is a l-o-n-g line; but there is room for more.

God does not allow anyone to obtain the promise without some pain. For example, when God told me to prepare myself to go to Africa, I had to make an appointment with my physician to get several different vaccinations. I had to get a shot for yellow fever at the health department. I had to get a shot for Hepatitis A. I had to get a shot for Hepatitis B. I had to get two shots for Hepatitis C. I had to get a shot for malaria. I had to get a prescription for diarrhea. Oh my goodness. These shots were not comfortable. One of them hurt so bad, because it’s a muscle shot, I had to go home to go to sleep. But, I wanted to go to Africa. The good thing is, He will get you through. I went to Africa and did not catch any of the common diseases, i.e. malaria.

In the midst of that pain you will learn to trust Him. There is no promise without pain. Now don’t get me wrong. God is not inflicting pain upon you directly. The devil is going to try you. In fact, God allows it. Remember Job![2] That’s right! Devilish acting humans are not separated by gender or culture. The bible clearly tells us, “…all have sinned and fallen short of His glory[3]…He’s just filled with mercy.[4]

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[1] Hell…the lake of fire.

[2] The Book of Job

[3] Romans 3:23

[4] 2 Sam 24:14; 1 Chron 21:13 NIV

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