Thank you for getting my attention, through this pain and suffering. When living in this world without a care in the world, it is easy to get distracted by what is not important. I should be living an ETERNAL LIFE, not a worldly life. With these chronic pains, my attention is brought back into focus on YOU. My pain brings me back to my FAITH in you and reminds me that you have a purpose and a plan for me. My suffering alone is not what makes me strong. I have been weak in my suffering without you. I cannot manage this pain and suffering without you there by my side. Thank you Holy Spirit for filling me with a desire to help others in my situation. Let us have HOPE in your everlasting LOVE. Let us believe that your intention is to not let us suffer without purpose. I truly believe that you want to mold us into something more than our prior selves. God you are good, even though it can be hard to understand in times like these. I pray for our continued PERSEVERANCE during this chronic pains journey. Your timeline is much different than that of a human lifetime, so let YOUR WILL BE DONE. Let our eyes remain on the prize, which is to GLORIFY you God.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”