Alright, I admit it. Today, I’m forcing myself to say this. Part of me doesn’t believe it. But I’m wanting to look on the bright side and give thanks for what I’m often not thankful for. Today, I’m thankful for pain. My knee hurts. It hurts badly. I think it is a meniscus problem. I just know I played a game that had me jumping around on Sunday night and since Monday morning, I have been in pain. As much as I hate the pain, however, I know pain is good. If I didn’t feel pain, I wouldn’t know something is wrong. Pain also reminds me of my limitations and my need for God. It reminds me His grace is sufficient for me. I’m not saying I want to fell pain all the time, but in the midst of it, I do need to remind myself there is good from it. I thank God He gave me a capacity for pain.
My goal today is to treat others in pain the way I want to be treated in my pain. Sometimes, I have a tendency to overlook others and their complaints of pain. I want them to get over it and move along, especially if their pain is inconveniencing me. Today, I want to be more concerned about serving others.
Great God in Heaven, thank You for my thorns in the flesh. Thank You for Your grace; it is sufficient for me. Help me see the positive side of even this pain. I’m all Yours today; do with me as You will.
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