Pain, I have realized, is part of life even though it affects our attitude, appearance and our body.God doesn’t permit pain if he is not going to use it for our turn around. There is purpose in every pain. God doesn’t waste our pain. We can turn our pain into strength and make it have purpose.
1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
I was under the ministration of Pastor Omowunmi Idowu of HICC Gbagada sometimes last year , precisely 27th November, and she talked about overcoming pain. That is one of her ministration that I can’t forget in a jiffy. It was actually the very one that got me hooked to HICC till today. It was a time I was hurting and I was shrugging it off telling myself it’s nothing. One attributes of being in pain , especially when we are being hurt by the closest people to us, is that we won’t admit that we are in pain but rather try to act like it’s nothing.
We all experience pain in life, whether emotional or physical pain. No pain is alike, we must all walk the journey and path that God has for our lives, yet God promises that there is a purpose in all pain. We can press on each day knowing that our God loves us and wants to use the hurt and pain in this world to bring Him glory.
One of the ways to overcome pain is to accept that you are in pain i. e acknowledge your pain. Don’t deny it. It’s ok to hurt. It’s not a sin until you give pain the chance to conquer you. Think about the particular thing the other person did that hurted you, that is, the exact action or words that hurted you. When you know the reason you are hurt, you will be able to prevent a reoccurrence. It is typical of people , after recounting what the other party did , to say “am not hurt”. You might have been hurted as a result of your kind gestures, uttering those words shows how much pain we bear.
Another way is to involve other people by talking to them about our pain.Open up to God about it as if He doesn’t know. No man can understand as God would. This will help you see the gain in the pain and also the power you can gain in the pain.Look for someone to share it with. Don’t bottle up your feelings. Say it continually.Psalm 34:18
We can also overcome our pain by forgiving ourself and the person who hurts us because we were forgiven by God.
Lastly, build capacities to handle pain.We should know that when we go through pain, God is helping us to build capacities. There is nothing we can do to avoid being hurted. We will go through situations when family and friends will say a lot of hurful words to us.We shouldn’t allow our pains to hold us down.Roman 8:22