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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Being Wiser Than the Sages About Pain

The Words of God give me an edge over pain.

96 I see the limits to everything human, but the horizons can't contain your commands!   97 Oh, how I love all you've revealed; I reverently ponder it all the day long.  98 Your commands give me an edge on my enemies; they never become obsolete.  99 I've even become smarter than my teachers since I've pondered and absorbed your counsel.  100 I've become wiser than the wise old sages simply by doing what you tell me.

--Psalm 119: 96-100 The Message

When I think of my human quality, I realize that I'm limited.  I can only accomplish so much.  I can't seem to feel better, as I am in deep pain.  In fact, I cried a while ago because I received some bad news and my pain is excruciating.  Fortunately, I know who I can depend on when I feel so much pain--God, the Father.

I like to know that God is bigger than my pain.  I have a God who is bigger than my enemies.  His Words are so much more powerful than all my complaining about pain.  To me, my enemy right now is pain.  Pain is keeping me from doing the things I want and need to do.

I believed I could finish my writing course!
The irony was not lost on me.
Today, we managed to post up a few items on the walls of our rooms.   Educational posters were placed in my kids' rooms.  We put up photographs in the dining area.  Decorations, in the beach theme ended up on our bedroom walls.  Even my diplomas were hung up under the word, "Believe."  

A friend of mine recently reminded me, yet again, that it's okay to take pain medication.  I think I've taken just about all the pain I can take.  In the Bible, the Word says that God will only give us what we can handle.  I guess He thinks I can handle a lot.
I know that I'm not the only one in pain right now.  I don't want to mention all of the details, but I join in one particular person's grief.  It is extremely saddening to see someone lose someone who has been in their life for years.  Let me express my deepest condolences at this point.
I bring up the point of feeling pain at a loss.  This person in my life is very precious to me.  I hate to see this person suffer.  My heart aches for this person...and, yet, I know that God is watching over both of us.
I believe that God saw me through my struggles to get my diplomas.  I know that He has seen me through many trials.  He will see me and my beloved get through the pain.  The past triumphs point to future triumphs.  What hurts today will lessen with time; I trust God to get me through the pain and my goals.
Does knowing the truth about pain make me smart?  Am I to be considered a sage--a person of wisdom?  I don't claim to be smart, much less a guru to be followed.  I only claim to keep searching for the truth in life.  All I know is that after I suffer the pain of this day, I will make it to the next day, thanks to God.
If God has ordained that I write about pain, I will gladly follow His commands.  His commands cannot be contained by the horizon of the earth.  His commands, which helped shape the earth, are without limit.  If I do as God commands, I pray that I will be exhibiting true wisdom...but if I end up failing to be wise, please, friends, have mercy on me. ;)

Thanks so much for reading today's blog entry about being wiser than the sages about pain.  I appreciate you taking the time to read it.
 How about you, my readers?  Are you believing in God?  What about believing about pain?  What do you believe constitutes a sage?  I encourage you to read the Bible, especially Psalm 119.  That chapter contains a lot of words of wisdom.  Accepting pain, and dealing with it, are a part of life.  Relying on God can help get through pain.
 God bless you all, my dear friends, with His wisdom and peace.  In Jesus' name.  Amen! 
This has been an entry for the Spiritual Sundays series. 

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