Posts tagged ‘pain’

Less Load Love

I love my wife, and my family, and clan.

When extra pain enters our world an extra weight falls upon me. I care.

Today two things were given to me. The first I know and just needed a reminder, “Casting all your care upon God Who cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7) is a decision and an action.

The second thing is that I love my family, but no matter how deep and wide that love is, it cannot compare to the love which Jesus has for each of those in my love bubble. The love I express falls short, and so in order to love them as much as they deserve, I have to love with God’s love, not my limited human love. It is human arrogance that says I will love and that will help. It simply adds a load, however if I let God’s Spirit love through me, it not only is bigger love, but Jesus is bearing some of the load for love and lightens my own weight and allows me to focus more on The One Who Is Love and less on my caring and, often, inability to cause a positive result with the ones around me.

Human love resides primarily in emotions. If I let God love I can care more deeply, more effectively act for the loved one, and not be drained by emotions that are usually magnified by seeing the pain and not having a ready fix.

At this moment I need this lesson to be carved on my soul. It is the only way to get through.

The Spot That Spoils

As I drove to work on Saturday I noticed a spot on the windshield.. From that point on my eyes kept focussing on that mark. Read more…

Love a Lot More

Hammer. Hammer. Hammer. God at work. Read more…

Conscience – Clear or Charred

Recently I have been haunted by a fact. Many people have sinned against me over the years. Read more…

A Place of Death and Life

A hospital is a dangerous place. Diseases, traumas, and pain all concentrate into one place. If you are healthy and visit you risk catching a disease. If you are very sick you risk contracting an illness that will hasten your demise. Read more…

When Pain Screams

There are times when pain screams louder than hope. Read more…

When the Going Gets Rough

“In every way we’re troubled, but we aren’t crushed by our troubles. We’re frustrated, but we don’t give up” (2 Corinthians 4:8 God’s Word©). Read more…

Sticks and Stones

When I was growing up every child was taught the ditty, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” The intent seems sound; don’t let someone’s opinion of you derail your life. Read more…

Better Or Bitter?

When troubles come, especially the ones which we cause to ourselves, we can change our ways or blame someone else for the mess we made of it.

If you smoke and then get cancer, don’t blame God. If you eat the wrong foods a lot don’t blame God for your heart problems. If you grouch at people, gossip and criticise don’t blame God (or people) for your loneliness. And so on…

Now, on the other hand, the Bible does teach that God does bring problems on people sometimes. Read more…

I Endure, 2

I do not have an answer to every question about how God works. Actually, I think most of that kind of pursuit comes close to worthless. I don’t want an answer; I want a life! Read more…