You may have deduced by the title of this post that September is Pain Awareness Month. Pain has been my companion for many years now and if statistics hold up, many of you struggle with pain too. We live in a broken world; and sickness, injury and pain touch us all, whether it’s short and temporary or a long battle with no end in sight.
But we have a Savior who walked on this imperfect earth and sympathizes with our suffering. And we know that He can and will heal in His perfect timing. And He doesn’t waste our hardships. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NASB says:
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Today I want to pray for myself, and those of you who are physically hurting. My heart especially goes out to those who are longsuffering and those who seemingly have no hope for an earthly cure. Our God is the Father of mercies and God of all comfort.
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